Political tension in Mercosur: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay unite against Uruguay and threaten it with legal action

Luis Lacalle Beaux, Mario Abdo Benitez and Alberto Fernandez speak at the recent Mercosur Summit in Paraguay

Mercosur entered a new institutional crisis due to Louis Lacalle Poe’s political decision to go deep Its unilateral strategy is to conclude free trade agreements outside the regional bloc that Uruguay integrates with Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

A few months ago, Montevideo announced negotiations with China to close a bilateral agreement outside Mercosur, It is now known that he is trying to join a trans-Pacific agreement led by New Zealand and Australia alone.

In the face of this public information, the governments of Alberto Fernandez, Jair Bolsonaro and Mario Benitez put in place a diplomatic strategy unprecedented in the thirty-year history of Mercosur. Through a shared tweet posted at the same time (9:00 am in Argentina), They warned Uruguay that they would act with the utmost legal strictness to avoid breaking the structural rules of the regional bloc.

“In view of the actions taken by the Government of Uruguay with regard to the individual negotiation of trade agreements with a tariffic dimension, and taking into account the possibility of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay applying for accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the National Coordinators of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay before the Mercosur Community Please inform the National Coordination of Uruguay that The three countries reserve the right to take any measures they deem necessary to defend their interests in the legal and commercial fields.

A facsimile of the tweet jointly posted by the foreign ministries of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay warns Uruguay that they will take legal retaliation if they insist on negotiating free trade agreements outside of Mercosur
A facsimile of the tweet jointly posted by the foreign ministries of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay warns Uruguay that they will take legal retaliation if they insist on negotiating free trade agreements outside of Mercosur

Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reacted directly to a trip initiated by Uruguay’s foreign minister, Francisco Bustillo, to Australia and New Zealand to hand out their country’s accession to the Trans-Pacific Treaty. Bustillo will carry out this act of complete diplomatic symbolism tomorrow in Auckland (New Zealand), Because the formal agreement signed by all its members is deposited there.

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