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Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay urge Uruguay to reconsider position on MERCOSUR external tariffs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay continues to block the Brazilian initiative to discuss and implement the regional organization's "flexibilization" so that member states can hold trade negotiations bilaterally with other nations.

Faced with this entrenched position, the representatives of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay urged the Uruguayans to reconsider their position ahead of the presidential summit to be held in December in Brasilia. The request of the other partners seeks to bring the issue to the highest level of political discussion.

However, Uruguayan government representatives said that this decision should be taken by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Economy . . .

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