Saturday, July 28th 2012 - 00:10 UTC

Russia investing heavily in becoming self sufficient in beef production

Oklahoma cowboy Anthony Stidham helping Putin bring beef production to pre-Stalin times

Russian President Vladimir Putin has an ambitious plan to cut his country's 3 billion dollars annual import bill for beef. He even aspires to return Russia's beef industry to its pre-revolutionary stature.

Friday, July 27th 2012 - 02:44 UTC

Ex British swimmer will carry the Paraguayan flag in London’s Olympic opening

Second Olympics for Benjamin, and proud to represent Paraguay

Benjamin Hockin in the 2008 Beijing Olympics was part of the British team, now however he will be the standard-bearer for Paraguay in Friday’s London summer games opening and convinced he will receive an even greater support.

Thursday, July 26th 2012 - 18:52 UTC

Brazil discusses with Chavez arrangements for Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation

The Venezuelan president with the Brazilian delegation

Venezuelan President met on Wednesday with a committee from the Brazilian government to discuss mechanisms to speed the full integration of the country to the regional block. Brazil currently holds the Mercosur rotating chair.

Thursday, July 26th 2012 - 09:10 UTC

Mercosur farmers support Paraguay and call for harmonic relations in the group

Farm delegates recently visited Asuncion on a fact finding mission (Photo ABC)

The suspension of Paraguay and the intent to incorporate Venezuela to Mercosur represent a threat to the regional integration process, said the Mercosur Federation of Rural Associations, Farm, currently meeting in Santiago de Chile.

Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 21:54 UTC

French president Hollande welcomes new Paraguayan ambassador to Paris

Ambassador Gimenez Franco was named by Lugo

Paraguayan ambassador Emilio Gimenez Franco presented last July 11 his credential letters to French president Francois Hollande, making him the country’s representative before Paris.

Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 04:44 UTC

Brazilian influential newspaper blasts “Dilma’s anti-diplomacy”

The “Manager” likes results and insists in her personal imprint

Brazil’s influential newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo blasted Brazilian foreign policy and its handling of the Paraguayan political crisis. In an opinion column under the heading “Dilma’s anti-diplomacy” the newspaper argues that the current administration is politicizing foreign policy, the same way that her predecessor, Lula da Silva.

Tuesday, July 24th 2012 - 06:40 UTC

The only ‘coup’ was including Venezuela in Mercosur with Paraguay suspended

President Franco argues Mercosur has recognized his administration

Paraguayan president Federico Franco said on Monday that the only coup, if that is the word, was implemented by Mercosur from the moment they left Paraguay out of the decision to incorporate Venezuela as a full member of the group.

Monday, July 23rd 2012 - 19:16 UTC

Paraguay could appeal Mercosur sanctions before the International Court of Justice

The International Court in The Hague

Paraguay is prepared to demand Mercosur co-members before the International Court of Justice at The Hague for what it describes as “violation of signed treaties” and sustained “international isolation” following the rejection of an appeal to have sanctions lifted.

Monday, July 23rd 2012 - 03:09 UTC

OAS will not sanction Paraguay, says ambassador following informal meeting

Ambassador Saguier Caballero described as a victory for “free and sovereign Paraguay”

Paraguay will not be sanctioned by the Organization of American States, said the country’s ambassador on Friday following an informal meeting behind closed doors of OAS Permanent Council.

Saturday, July 21st 2012 - 07:51 UTC

Chavez confirms Dilma’s invitation to Mercosur meeting in Rio on July 31

“Great news for a new Venezuela and new South America”, said Chavez

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he had talked with his peer from Brazil Dilma Rousseff who confirmed the invitation to an extraordinary meeting of Mercosur next July 31 in Rio do Janeiro.


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