"In 1995, however, the Europe Union (EU) challenged the historical memory of
the venerable doctrine by signing the Framework Cooperation Agreement with
Mercosur, the South American Common Market of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay
"After negotiations lasting almost ten years, the EU and Mercosur plan to
finalize the agreement in October, solidifying what may evolve into one of
the most powerful trading blocs in the world."
"An accord between the two giant trading blocs has the potential to upset
and shift the balance of power in the global trade arena"
"Europe - prepared to equal or even replace the United States as the
dominant trading power on the South American continent. The United States'
hegemonic status in the Americas is in peril."
"The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement without a question is a threat to the
United States' dominance in the region. Europe's belated decision to open
its agricultural markets to foreign competition leaves Washington in a
precarious position at the negotiating table"
"As the United States' soft power continues to decline in the region, Europe
's global stock looks increasingly more appealing "
"There is no question that U.S.-Latin America relations are at their lowest
point in a generation."
"Brazil's leadership in the G20 is part of non-aligned foreign policy that
is taking Brazil into areas no nation in the Americas south of the US other
than Cuba has practically pursued.
The background appears to be that President da Silva, sceptical of the
chances of rich countries further reducing their trade barriers, is seeking
to enhance trade ties with other developing nations.
In a recent address to the Arab League, the Brazilian President outlined a
vision of south-south co-operation that could involve South America, Africa,
the Arab world, China and India, "creating a new global political and
commercial architecture." " (http://www.landofsixpeoples.com/gynewsjs.htm )
Racing engine developer.
2IC NZ division of a major US corporation.
SCNZ European container trade.
a number of inventions.
Charitable organisation founder.
Try the World Bank statistics - we have the lowest unemployment figures of all
We're growing over 20% against the US for the last three years, or around 2% pa.
We're at 2.5% - you may be over-run with lazy bastards, but we keep ours in
Sure, we have 1-2% who don't care to work, but no-one is perfect.
So much for your spare time - when did you actually do any work?
I lived on a farm, so _I_ know the meaning of hard graft.
I did my time on flathead V8s - have owned about 6 over the years - used to
rally a 39 Coupe.
Have you ever done any real work in your life?
Good to see you've stopped your rant about your IQ - you're well outclassed.
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 05:57:10 GMT, "The earnest one"
I'm so tired of retards like groggy. F102's were strategic bombers,
and from what I've been told by people who are in the position to
know, a difficult plane to fly. Bush's squadron was not assigned duty
in Vietnam because we weren't nuking the place.
He ran the family pig farm. Everything else is a lie.
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