Wednesday, June 18, 2003

More interesting news keeps coming out of Argentina since the election of N�stor Kirchner. Rather than cuddle up to the United States, Kirchner wants to revive MERCOSUR and the country's relationship with Brazil. A very interesting idea of creating a MERCOSUR parliament with elected representatives came out of a joint press release from Kirchner and Lula, and MERCOSUR also plans to extend membership to Peru and Venezuela soon.

If South America can enter into FTAA negotiations as a bloc, this will put significant roadblocks in way of the plans of US corporations to simply run roughshod over the continent and stick the rest of Latin America with an �ber-NAFTA.

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