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.

Saturday, July 21st 2012 - 07:28 UTC

EU considering a new round of discussions with Mercosur before end of 2012

The EU offices in Montevideo

The European Union - Mercosur trade negotiations calendar has been delayed and its full resumption is expected to take place in September or soon after, reports the EU press office in Montevideo.

Thursday, July 19th 2012 - 07:52 UTC

Mercosur ratifies before review tribunal decision to suspend Paraguay

The three presidents will not yield

Mercosur full members Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay are insisting with their decision to sanction the Paraguayan government following the impeachment and removal of former president Fernando Lugo

Thursday, July 19th 2012 - 07:41 UTC

Paraguay claims a Venezuela funded “cruel lobby” is discrediting the country in OAS

Chavez and some members of Petrocaribe are hounding Paraguay

The Caribbean countries that depend economically from Venezuela have become a “cruel lobby”, strongly pressing to have Paraguay sanctioned by the Organization of American States claims that country’s representative.


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