Saturday, June 30th 2012 - 04:45 UTC

Unasur suspends Paraguay; names Peru at the group’s pro-tempore presidency

Unasur, Union of South American nations on Friday suspended Paraguay from the group following the ouster of the country's former president, Fernando Lugo. The decision was adopted at an extraordinary meeting in Mendoza, Argentina where earlier in the day Mercosur members adopted a similar measure.

Argentine Foreign minister read the Unasur declaration

Argentine Foreign minister Hector Timerman said the Unasur suspension will be in place until the country holds presidential elections slated for April next year.

Paraguay will be welcomed back into both groups once it holds clean and democratic elections, regardless of the result, Minister Timerman said at a press conference Friday following the meeting.

He added that Paraguay’s period at the pro-tempore Unasur presidency was over and will be replaced for the next twelve months by Peru.

The Unasur declaration described events in Paraguay as “a rupture of democratic order” and the procedure to remove Lugo as a “summary trial”, and a clear violation of the right to due process with minimum guarantees for an adequate defense.

Unasur will also promote the suspension of Paraguay from all forums, dialogue mechanisms, political convergence and integration of the region according to what is established in the statutes and regulations from the organization.

A special high level group will be named for the monitoring and assessment of the situation in Paraguay, particularly directed to a quick normalization of its democratic institutional order.

Finally Unasur reaffirms its unrestricted solidarity with the people of Paraguay and will ensure that “the effects of this decision do not harm the Paraguayan people”.

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1 Think (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 05:02 am Report abuse

Unasur’s and Mercosur’s democratic clauses seem to be working just fine...

A proud week for South-American democratic institutions…

Still interesting to see where the USA goes on this one…
2 Forgetit87 (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 05:17 am Report abuse
Of course, the Britard mob, which knows nothing of the region's politics, will nonetheless make sure to register their inane tut-tutting only because this is a Unasur/Mercosur action. They'd still find ways to bitch if Unasur passed a resolution saying the sky is blue and clouds aren't made of cotton.
3 British_Kirchnerist (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 10:47 am Report abuse
Well done Cristina. Now Paraguay will have to democratise fast
4 yankeeboy (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 12:52 pm Report abuse
Gawd what a waste of hot air. UnaSur...hahaha The next step is for all the countries to adopt the Arg Peso as their common currency. Bahahahaa

5 Islander1 (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 12:56 pm Report abuse
Good move Unasur - same as in the Br Commonwealth- you get suspended out. But not so sure how Timmerman can claim such expertise in free elections etc?
6 yankeeboy (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 01:00 pm Report abuse
Apparently direct payment to vote is OK and considered Democratic, so it ruling by decree and ignoring their Constitution. Otherwise how does Argentina stay in? Hmm? Odd?

7 Conqueror (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 01:50 pm Report abuse
@3 Now let's see, the democratically-elected National Congress decides to impeach a “president” who wasn't legally entitled to run for office. And other S. Am. countries are really quick to condemn this? How does that work?
8 Conor (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 02:38 pm Report abuse
“Of course the Britard mob, which knows nothing of the region's politics, will nonetheless make sure to register their inane tut-tutting only because this is a Unasur/Mercosur action.”

Much in the same way that you don't know anything about Northern Irish affairs eh Mr Forget? Hypocrite. I guess that makes you a Argtard then doesn't it?
9 Simon68 (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 02:55 pm Report abuse
If any of the malvinistas on this thread took the time to read the Paraguayan Constitution, they would find that the Diputados and Senadores of that Nation complied totally with their Constitution during the impeachment of ex-President Lugo.
The only organizations showing a total lack of Democracy are Mercosur and Unasur, which are basically run by a group of semi-dictators like Kretina, Corea, Chavez, Evito, etc.
It is a shame that the more serious Soth American Republics, like Chile, Peru, and Colombia don't stand up to these anti-democratic dictators.
10 ChrisR (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 03:11 pm Report abuse
The Mad Bitch of Argentina's lap dog Timmidman is just the person to spout the crap on behalf of this disgraceful organisation. Odious toad.

They are all assuming that Paraguay WANTS to come back! Why should they? They have the FTA with the USA and their support in military matters.

WGAF about Mercosur? They can dance to the tune of the Dead Man Walking until he croaks at the end of the year.
11 slattzzz (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 04:02 pm Report abuse
Paraguay has a good relationship with the USA why would they give a FOOK about Mercosur. Tinman looks like he's got wind
12 jerry (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 04:58 pm Report abuse
Both Argentina and Brazil constantly break the charters of “MSur” and “USur” by not letting all the countries trade equally among themselves. Why have these groups not sanctioned both countries for breaking their charters? Sounds very democratic to me, NOT.
13 Forgetit87 (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 07:25 pm Report abuse

What did I say of North Ireland that was wrong? That you deserved to be bombed by IRA? But that's correct.
14 briton (#) Jun 30th, 2012 - 08:43 pm Report abuse
Paraguay has one of the more important German communities in South America. German settlers founded several towns as Hohenau, Filadelfia, Neuland, Obligado, Nueva Germania, etc. Some specialized German sites that promote German immigration to Paraguay refers to 5–7% of German-descent Paraguayan population
Cant Germany help them.

If Argentina gave up all the land,
Posadas [south of] all the way down to Buenos Aires
All the lands between, reconquista and uruguaiana,
And between=parana and concordia,

Taking all this land is a snake like spiral, paraguay could have access to the sea.
After all, argentina is far to big, to ambitiouse,
We say, give them the land and access to the see,
Just an opinion, so don’t jump out of the 20th floor windows,

Mmm ok then, jump, but don’t scream, people are trying to sleep.

13 Forgetit87
no one deserves to be bombed and killed,
but no doubt if it happend to your family, a different opinion, we suspect you would have, [08 conor is correct ]

how does it feel mr tinman to have so much power, in ones hands,
shame them you did not do better things with your hands, like putting them over you mouth,
just an opinion boys .
15 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 12:40 pm Report abuse
I hope Paraguay drops out of UnaSur and MercoSur so the USA can finally ramp up the military airbase there. It would be a boon for their economy and give the USA ( and of course UK) a very strategic location should we need it for some reason...
16 Forgetit86 (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 12:42 pm Report abuse
You're a know nothing dumb fucktard. Military bases a boom to the economy? Please show to me the downfall of the Ecuadorian economy following the kicking out your breed from there. Only sector of the economy that US military bases are known to stimulate is prostitution.
17 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 01:03 pm Report abuse
Forget/Toby/Guzz, you are one stupid little should leave the favela/villa ( depending on where you are pretending to be from today) now and again.

It's dated but still relevant, especially in a very poor country.
18 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 01:19 pm Report abuse
“Poor is not the one that has little. Poor is him who, in order to be happy, need infinitivately more and more.”
You have no roof to your needs, and as a society, you are despicable :)
19 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 01:30 pm Report abuse
Guzz/Toby/Forget, If that makes you feel better good for you!

I see CFK shut down the funding for privately run soup kitchens but has the military delivering food to the villas/slums, what do you make of that? Nothing nefarious is there? Methinks she is trying to drum up a little support so she keeps her neck the same length as it is currently.

BTW I also saw that the basic food basket went up 9% compared to last month. Did you get a 9% raise too?
Mmm burgers are tasty.
20 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 01:37 pm Report abuse
What I make out of the military feeding its people? Well, a more dignified military than your own, travelling the world killing infants...
21 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 02:23 pm Report abuse
Well if you can't fight I guess trying to feed a starving citizenry in a country that exports 89% of it's food is probably a good thing.

Although I am pretty sure that is not her motive.

So if the goal is to feed people why did ALL OF THE FUNDING GET CUT TO THE SOUP KITCHENS? Hmm strange.
22 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 02:45 pm Report abuse
You are yanqui, and you criticize funding cuts to soup kitchens.... Get a hang of reality, you are M U R D E R I N G children in the arab countries, but hey, what about those soup kitchens, lets talk about them....
23 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 02:50 pm Report abuse
Better to let them slowly and painfully starve to death so that CFK has a lower trade deficit.
The Arg military delivering food I am sure can't have ANYTHING to do with her plummeting support. I wonder what is next electric heaters, no that won't be too good for the grid..gas stoves...nope need the nat gas other places...well food it is. What do you call that gross fried flour? I can't remember they were serving it at the soup kitchen in Puerto Madero when I lived there.
24 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 02:54 pm Report abuse
The place improved in humanity and morals the instant you left...
25 Brit Bob (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 02:59 pm Report abuse
I wonder what Hector Timerman knows about democracy?

He read the declaration. Perhaps he should be invited to read the result of the forthcoming Falkland Islands referendum?
26 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 03:06 pm Report abuse
Did you know that US kids PAY to work in RG soup kitchens! Wow what a great way to understand how Socialism/Marxism/Peronism ruins a county.

I think the USA gov't should send them for free!
27 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 03:22 pm Report abuse
Yes yanqui, I bet it's mainstream nowadays,the young glorious yanquis pays to help out poor hungry people in BA while the older glorious yanquis get themselves an own little poor African kid to promote themselves with. In the meantime they will bomb, steal, torture, rape and kill any society that dares to chose its own path to follow... You guys are true american heroes...
28 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 03:27 pm Report abuse
I know, right! The USA is great!!

Did you know I can smell your jealousy (oh wait is that desperation sometimes it is hard to tell) all the way up here! Even with the windows closed and the a/c blasting!
29 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 04:42 pm Report abuse
There are two scenarios here.
1, I don't really care what you think, and that would be it.
2, I do care of what you think, and that leaves me this... sadness, how sad a human being can be so self-centered he actually believes anyone would like to be like him, you fail to realize we all appreciate our lives the way you do yours, we just don't draw the conclusion that it must mean everyone wants to be like us...
So, either your post is excessive, or just plain sad...
30 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 04:55 pm Report abuse
That would be true if your posts weren't so pathetic, full of jealousy and desperation. Maybe you don't see it. i certainly do and so does everyone one else on this board. Toby/TTT/Guzz/Forget and quite possibly one or two others....pathetic, sad and desperate to be relevant.
31 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 05:01 pm Report abuse
You mean that everyone on these forums can see that everybody wants to be like you? yanqui, we are not treating “you” here. Nobody here ask your good day, do they? No, that's because noone cares, lad. Believe me, noone wants to be like you :)
32 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 05:09 pm Report abuse
I would say the est 12MM illegal Latinos living in my beautiful country came here to live like I do...they could have just as easily gone to Argentina or Brazil right? Even easier I guess since they would assimilate quicker and easier.
So why the USA....I wonder. Why leave an advanced degree career to come here to clean pools or houses? Must be a reason huh?
33 Guzz (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 05:29 pm Report abuse
I bet they have 12MM reasons... Either way, noone really cares how many kitchen soups your youth attends to, nor your imressive personal, admirable way of living. Your government is murdering children in the 3rd world, that we DO care about...
34 Truth_Telling_Troll (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 06:09 pm Report abuse

You really think you look smart making unsubstantiated claims? I'm not Think, he believes the Falklands are Argentine, I do not.

I do agree with him that you are a desperate twat. 24/7 here blasting a “3rd world country”, to feel better about the sh!t that your own is in, that is the only explanation.

It would be like me going to some forum to egg on Burma all day for being “less rich” than us. Don't you realize how burlesque you make yourself?
35 yankeeboy (#) Jul 01st, 2012 - 07:08 pm Report abuse
feel better about the sh!t that your own is that yoda-ese?

Pathetic you are

Where did I say I thought you were Think? He is even a sadder case then you are. He lives in bizzaro world where Argentina is not falling apart and making itself look ridiculous on the world stage.

BTW are you going to the BA salary protest on Wednesday? Will they be paying salaries in Patacones shortly or just not pay them at all?

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