December 5, 2012
It is one of the most difficult and painful problems of my government, dealing with the difficulties presented by Argentina, because above all I must think in the jobs generated so this is not a match to see who’s the toughest in the block”, underlined Mujica during a speech to the confederation of trade unions, Pit-Cnt.
“Whether we like it or not the most relevant issue for Uruguay is the Argentine economy” said Mujica recalling that the eclectic neighbour is the country’s third trading partner and “our exports to Argentina are mostly with added value”.
The Uruguayan president has been criticized at home for having a far too conciliatory attitude towards the administration of President Cristina Fernandez, to an extent that sometimes it is considered ‘humiliating’ given the repeated circumstances in which Argentina drops out or ignores laboriously worked understandings.
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