President Chávez lowers the tune to enter Mercosur



“Oil and gas for the next 100 years,” promised Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to the Uruguayan people. For his part, Uruguayan President Tabaré Vásquez made available to Venezuela “the intellectual endowment that Uruguay has had in a long time and has distinguished it globally,” in the areas of agriculture, cattle-breeding and information technology.

“Which people? Which government? Which president could be as generous as to make available to the Uruguayan people an oil field? I do not know of any example, at least, as far as Uruguay is concerned,” Vásquez noted during his speech after entering into multiple agreements with Chávez, including an “Energy Security Treaty.”

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