Minister of Economy: Brazil will press for changes in MERCOSUR

There are also differences of opinion on the form of decision making within the bloc, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Currently, all decisions are made based on unanimous consensus among the 4 member countries.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economy Minister Guedes said the Brazilian government is looking to "modernize" the economic bloc, but has met resistance from Argentina.

"Our position is to move forward. We will not leave MERCOSUR. But we will not accept MERCOSUR as an ideological tool. MERCOSUR has a very clear proposal: it is a platform of integration into the global economy. If it doesn't deliver this, we will modernize it, and anyone uncomfortable with this can leave," he said while taking part in the "O Brasil quer Mais" (Brazil wants more) online event, promoted by the International Chamber of . . .

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