The National Electoral Council invited a Delegation of MERCOSUR to participate in the International Electoral Accompaniment Program for the 2013 Presidential Elections in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Venezuela’s recent entry into the South American trading block Mercosur has opened new opportunities for the country’s private and public sector firms, including alliances with multinational firms such as Samsung and Renault for export to the region.
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.
Venezuela’s first export shipment as part of the Market of the South (Mercosur) trade bloc left port yesterday, following Venezuela’s entrance as a full Mercosur member last 31 July. Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are also members.
Yesterday President Hugo Chavez met with over a thousand workers in the large hall of the Caruachi Hydroelectric Complex of the Guyana Venezuela Corporation (CVG) to sign an agreement to begin the organisation and construction of the Orinoco Axis of Development.
Venezuela’s formal entry into the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) yesterday will change the dynamics of the trade bloc, increase Venezuela’s economic possibilities, and is a step towards greater regional integration, the presidents of Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Uruguay argued.
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez met with Argentine Planning Minister Julio De Vido last Monday in Caracas for discussions that saw the head of the Caribbean nation invite his South American allies to join in the oil exploitation of the largest crude reserves in the world.
Brazilian diplomat and professor Samuel Pinheiro Guimarães analyses how US foreign policy in South America has suffered unexpected consequences from the Paraguayan coup d'état, particuarly the entry of Venezuela into the Mercosur bloc. He argues, “The question of Paraguay is the question of Venezuela, and of the dispute over economic and political influence in South America”.
By Manuel Lopez – Correo del Orinoco, Jul 11th 2012
Venezuela’s entrance into the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) will put an end to the vicious cycle of competition between Brazil and Argentina’s large private companies which leaves small countries marginalised, argued the Brazilian sociologist Emir Sader.