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Uruguay says deep changes are urgent in Mercosur

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Staff writer ▼ | August 17, 2015
Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Trade relations   Foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa about Mercosur

Uruguay's foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said nobody supports the proposal from the Brazilian Senate president Renan Calheiros to put an end to the Mercosur customs union.

However he did point out that he proposal exposed that the block effectively is not working and needs to have its foundations reviewed.

Rodolfo Nin Novoa said that on Thursday when hearing about Senator Calheiros proposal he contacted Brazilian foreign minister Mauro Vieira, and later his peers from Argentina and Paraguay, Hector Timerman and Eladio Loizaga.

“First of all I talked with Vieira. He told me it was a proposal from a Senator, not any Senator but the president of the Senate and his initiative was in the framework of 'Agenda Brazil' which contains several ideas about how to pull out Brazil from its current situation”, said Nin Novoa.

“That specific proposal has fallen through; it has been rejected, nobody carries it, nobody supports it. Obviously it came to an end in Brazil itself” pointed out the Uruguayan minister in Montevideo talking with the local media.


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