RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the Uruguayan capital, the country's Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo received his Brazilian counterpart Carlos França.
The meeting was completed after a lunch, and both officials refrained from making any statements to the press. The brief communiqué only stated that "they addressed current issues related to the international scenario as a whole, to the region and to MERCOSUR."
The Argentine government perceived this Brazilian "silence" as a commitment, after the meeting that Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero had with França in Brasilia a few days ago. At that meeting and through other channels . . .