Saturday, December 8th 2012 - 03:59 UTC

Paraguay rejects Mercosur decisions involving Bolivia and Uruguay

Paraguay rejected the incorporation of Bolivia to Mercosur which took place on Friday at the summit in Brasilia and criticized the fact Uruguay accepted the group’s chair for the next six months skipping Paraguay, currently suspended from the regional organization.

President Franco considers Paraguay’s suspension ‘arbitrary and illegal’

In a release the Paraguayan Foreign ministry said that the incorporation of Bolivia is ‘illegal and void’ since it does not comply with the procedures established in the Mercosur charter.

According to article 20 of the 1991 Mercosur founding Asuncion Treaty the approval of the incorporation of new members to the group must be done with the unanimous decision of all members.

The ‘arbitrary and illegal’ suspension of Paraguay from the block has impeded the country from participating in these decisions despite the explicit statement of Article 20.

Likewise the passing over to Uruguay of the pro-tempore chair of Mercosur which also took place on Friday in Brasilia, according to Paraguay is “a clear transgression of Mercosur institutions”.

“This action violates Article 12 of the Asuncion Treaty which establishes the mandatory rotation of the Common Market Council presidency by alphabetical order and every six months”, and in this opportunity it was Paraguay’s turn.

Paraguay was suspended from Mercosur and Unasur last June following the removal of Fernando Lugo and his replacement by Vice President Federico Franco.

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1 Britworker (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 07:33 am Report abuse
Paraguay needs to get with the program, making up the rules as you go along is the South American way.
2 cornelius (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 09:50 am Report abuse
Paraguay needs to get out of mercocrap
3 rylang23 (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 11:40 am Report abuse
@ #2.... Funny how they really seem to want to be in MercoSur. Maybe you know more than they do.

Re: “President Franco considers Paraguay’s suspension ‘arbitrary and illegal’ ”. I was just wondering how he feels about legislative coups? Ummm.... I guess he thinks coups are just peachy.
4 ptolemy (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 01:18 pm Report abuse
Well, you must know a lot about the coup. Point me to a Paraguayan news site with the details.
5 andy65 (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 03:51 pm Report abuse
Paraguay should invade Argentina they are the trouble causers here
6 Conqueror (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 04:21 pm Report abuse
@3 No “coups” in Paraguay. But there was a “disruption of the democratic process”. Carried out by argieland, brazil and uruguay. Time to count all three as pariah, rogue states. Together with venezuela and bolivia. All immoral. No better than Nazi Germany.
7 Forgetit87 (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 07:20 pm Report abuse
8 briton (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 08:06 pm Report abuse
the future place to be, and a growing membership,
starting with Paraguay,
who sends it,....

South, American Action Club....
9 Forgetit87 (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 08:49 pm Report abuse
You get more abstruse by the time, briton.
10 ANTONN (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 09:11 pm Report abuse
Hey Conqueror...hahah...Why Nazi Germany?... South Americans have the right to unite..If you don't like..shove know where...If you are in the UK..too know who rules you..GERMANY....
11 Forgetit87 (#) Dec 08th, 2012 - 10:02 pm Report abuse
Cuckooror is the person who once said colonists of the “superior” British race should come over to South America and reduce native Latinos to slavery. His comparing South America to Nazi Germany is Orwellian. He'd fit in better in Nazi Germany than any Latino blogger on here.
12 LEPRecon (#) Dec 09th, 2012 - 10:37 am Report abuse
@10 - ANTONN

Conquerer mentions Nazi Germany, because you welcomed so many Nazi's after they lost the war. Many of them had committed the most terrible crimes against humanity. But many South American countries welcomed them, and their stolen plunder, with open arms.

Not only that, but certainly in Argentina, they use Nazi teaching methods and ideology.

They all may 'pretend' to be socialists, but in truth they are national socialists.

No true socialist would label the workers as enemies of the state. Only fascists do that.

As for Paraguay breaking the democratic process, how did they do that?

They followed THEIR constitution to the letter.

What we have here is the other members of Mercosur not liking that their puppet was removed from power, and a new stronger and more independent man put in his place.

Not only that, by Mercosur has BROKEN its own rules, and if it can't even follow its own rules, then it will have no credibility on the international stage.

At that is what is Mercosur is supposed to be about, forming a trading block in South America to match the EU and the USA, but when they are backstabbing each other like this, it won't be long before democracy is lost, and one nation tries to impose its will on all the others.

It's just a question of whether that nation will be Brazil (evens), Venezula (2-1) or Argentina (5000-1).

The reason the Argentina's odds are so high is that they are a complete basket case with no focus right now.
13 ynsere (#) Dec 09th, 2012 - 04:10 pm Report abuse
Well done Paraguay!
14 briton (#) Dec 09th, 2012 - 07:44 pm Report abuse
abstruse - difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; “the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them”; “a deep metaphysical theory”; “some recondite problem in historiography”
as such,
their is no harm in going it alone,

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