Brazil and Mercosur Partners Consider Expelling Venezuela

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are starting a revision process that could lead to the ousting of Venezuela from the trade group.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Foreign relation ministers from the four founding countries of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) called an emergency meeting on Saturday, April 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the current situation in Venezuela.

They also announced they were starting a review process of the democratic situation in Venezuela, that could lead to the ousting of the South American country from the trade group.

“The full exercise of democratic institutions is an essential condition for the existence and development of Mercosur,” said the statement released by the four countries after . . .

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