Monday, June 25th 2012 - 06:19 UTC

Brazil says it is “impossible” to force the Paraguayan congress to review the removal of Lugo

Marco Aurelio Garcia will tune in with what is decided by Mercosur

Brazil will wait for the Paraguayan situation caused by the removal of Fernando Lugo “to decant” before assessing the most appropriate measures to address the “rupture of democratic order” in the country, according to Planalto sources.

Sunday, June 24th 2012 - 02:27 UTC

Franco: “no coup, a change of leadership”; Germany admits new government

The newly named Franco said all was done “in line with the constitution and the country's laws”

“There is no coup here,” assured the new president of Paraguay Federico Franco on Saturday, who acted confidently before the international press following the ousting of Fernando Lugo on Friday.

Sunday, June 24th 2012 - 02:22 UTC

Argentina withdraws ambassador from Paraguay: Mercosur decides next week

President Cristina Fernandez: “grave institutional events and the rupture of democratic order”

Argentina is withdrawing its ambassador to Paraguay because of the rapid impeachment of former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012 - 03:48 UTC

Franco promises to uphold democracy and honour international agreements

The new president with the sash addressed lawmakers

Paraguayan vice-president Federico Franco, 49, was sworn-in on Friday afternoon as president following Fernando Lugo’s impeachment that had him removed in less than two days.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012 - 03:43 UTC

“A coup against democracy” organized by the political class and mafia claims Lugo

“I leave office through the hearts of my fellow citizens” said the ousted president

Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo addressed thousands of citizens outside the presidential palace and assured there had been a “coup against democracy” but also said he would respect the formality of the Senate’s decision and called on followers to march peacefully.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012 - 03:25 UTC

Mercosur/Unasur anticipate “appropriate measures” against coup in Paraguay

Rousseff said Paraguay could be expulsed from the two organizations

President Cristina Fernández assured on Friday night that “Argentina does not condone the coup in Paraguay” and anticipated that “appropriate measures” will be taken at next week’s Mercosur Summit, scheduled to take place in Mendoza.

Friday, June 22nd 2012 - 21:59 UTC

“Institutional coup” removes Paraguayan president Lugo from office

Supporters of President Lugo assemble in the main square across from the Senate

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo was removed from office on Friday at 18:30 hours following an impeachment vote in the Senate where the motion was supported by 39 votes, four against and two absent.

Friday, June 22nd 2012 - 08:27 UTC

Canadian company still interested in recapitalization of Uruguay’s national airline

A bad year for Chorus Aviation, in April it lost the Thomas Cook Canada contract and now Pluna

Chorus Aviation Inc. says it is working with the Uruguayan government on the recapitalization of the country’s flag carrier Pluna, just days after the Canadian company said it won't invest more money to bail out the airline.

Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 23:32 UTC

Unasur delegation travels to Paraguay to ensure “democratic system integrity”

Leaders meeting in Rio suspect of a coup to oust President Lugo

A delegation of Foreign Affairs ministers should be arriving late Thursday to Asunción where the Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo is facing political impeachment that could have him out of office.

Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 23:25 UTC

Paraguayan Senate prepares to oust President Lugo on Friday appealing to an impeachment process

If all rolls as planned by the Senate Federico Franco is to replace President Lugo

The Paraguayan Senate has summoned President Fernando Lugo for Friday midday to commence the political impeachment process which was voted almost unanimously in the Lower House (76 to 1) and will decide on his future.


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