Mercosur summit agenda includes trade, energy, human rights; Venezuela's Maduro absent

December 21, 2015

Paraguay foreign minister Eladio Loizaga advanced some of the issues that will addressed on Monday's Mercosur presidential summit, when all of the members of the group's heads of state have confirmed their attendance, except Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, plus leaders from associate members. Among the issues mentioned are trade, human rights, EU negotiations, Pacific Alliance and also energy integration, a very sensitive issues for Paraguay which has a huge surplus but is tied to supply and price conditions imposed by neighbors Argentina and Brazil.

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Topics: EUROPEAN UNION (EU) REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Regions: LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (LAC)

Authors: MERCOPRESS

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