Venezuela, Uruguay route maritime transport
The route will link Venezuelan ports with Santos, in Brazil, and Montevideo
On Tuesday, during the summit of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) in Brasilia, Uruguayan President José Mujica will announce a maritime transport line connecting Uruguay with Venezuela.
The Uruguayan president gave the news on Monday during a ministerial council in Montevideo, local newspaper La República reported, according to Radio Nacional de Venezuela.
The route intended to link Venezuelan ports with Santos, in Brazil, and Montevideo, will energize trade between the Caribbean and South Atlantic.
The maritime line will be an extension of the existent line between Venezuela and Brazil.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."