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Monday, December 4, 2006
Mill dispute leads to worst relations “in 15 years” b/w Argentina and Uruguay
Relations between neighbors Uruguay and Argentina have been “at their worst (point) in 15 years” according to Uruguay’s Minister of Economy. Danilo Astori’s assessment comes as a result of thenever-endingrowbetweenUruguay and Argentina over the construction of several European-owned paper mills near their shared river border.In the latest chapter to this sordid affair Uruguayan president Tabare Vasquez vowed that he would not negotiate with Argentine protestors while Argentine president Nestor Kirchner urged Uruguay to avoid sending troops to guard mill construction.
Links- MercoPress, The Latin Americanist (blog), International Herald Tribune, Reuters