Uruguay sees rapid expansion of the Mercosur trade bloc as the best way to advance the cause of regional integration in South America, the country’s foreign minister said. “The incorporation of Bolivia is a basic, natural point because it lends very significant characteristics to the South American integration process and creates an extraordinary sphere that represents three quarters of the continent’s territory,” said Reinaldo Gargano in an interview on the eve of the Mercosur summit in Rio de Janeiro. (EFE)

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