Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez confirmed that Venezuela will be ready to adopt the Market of the South (Mercosur) trade bloc’s external tariff policy by next month, following a meeting with Brazil’s foreign minister last Thursday.
It seems funny to the members of the Brazilian Worker’s Party (PT) that the vision of “progress” presented by the presidential candidate of the Venezuelan right, Henrique Capriles Radonski, aims to emulate the management of the ex-president of their nation, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez received his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff in the capital of Caracas last Thursday 1 December for an encounter that saw the signing of 11 new bilateral accords in areas ranging from science and technology to housing and energy.
On Sunday President Hugo Chavez began a short tour of Latin America which includes stops in Brazil, Ecuador, and Cuba. On Monday he met with President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota on Monday met with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro to advance their countries’ bilateral projects. The meeting was the first between the two countries since Dilma Rousseff became president of Brazil on 1 January 2011.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez met with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva in Brasilia on Wednesday, where they signed 22 agreements in the areas of energy, housing, agriculture, culture, tourism and more. This was the first meeting between the two countries since the Brazilian Senate approved Venezuela’s entry into the Mercosur trade bloc on December 15, 2009.