Latin America Forms Bloc Without U.S., Canada

cobraboy

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I really hope this isn't going to eventually lead to the DR becoming more like Venezuela and anti USA..
One day my apartment might get expropriated by some Socialist DR govt..


Latin America Forms Bloc Without U.S., Canada - Bloomberg
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If it wants to do something real, CELAC should do what the European countries did after World War II: they started with a preferential agreement to export coal and steel, and expanded it over the years to include growing numbers of goods, until they ended up creating an economic and political union.


But ? like so many times in the past ? Latin American leaders meeting in Caracas did it in reverse: they started with the big fiesta, and left the concrete agreements to lower regional tariffs for later.
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I think the Dominican government wants all the free money, foreign investment and access to cheap markets they can get and will call pap? gringo when the socialists try to take over. With the thousands of American citizens (if not ten's) here it's a slam dunk. :)
 

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Valeu Cara!
Pat yourself in the back to all the countries that participated, excluded the most powerful economic country in the world, and your number one trade partner, good for you!

I could hear the dignitaries at the first summit, "but don't we already have Mercosur and ALBA?", enter Hugo, "yes, but this time it will be different".
 

cobraboy

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Maybe they all will get Participation Trophies...:cheeky: