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.

Wednesday, July 18th 2012 - 09:30 UTC

Mercosur tribunal will rule on Paraguay’s appeal questioning suspension

Velazquez said Paraguay will appeal to other instances if the ruling is negative

Mercosur Review Standing Tribunal admitted the demand presented by the government of President Federico Franco against the suspension of Paraguay and thus object the incorporation of Venenzuela as full member of the regional block

Tuesday, July 17th 2012 - 19:37 UTC

Three Paraguayan abattoirs cleared to export boneless beef to Israel

Better prospects for cattle farming in Paraguay

Three Paraguayan abattoirs have been re-licensed by Israel to export boneless beef, according to the Paraguayan Rural Association, ARP, based on information from the country’s livestock and food sanitary services, Senacsa.

Tuesday, July 17th 2012 - 18:27 UTC

MEP's surprised at Mercosur and Unasur drastic decisions on Paraguay

Foreign Minister Jose Felix Fernandez Estigarribia: “it was a very cordial visit”

The European lawmakers’ delegation said it was surprised with the drastic and quick determinations, with no right to defence or appeal, decided against Paraguay by Mercosur and Unasur, said Paraguayan Foreign Minister Jose Felix Fernandez Estigarribia, following a meeting in Asuncion with the visiting MEPs.

Monday, July 16th 2012 - 07:11 UTC

Paraguay optimistic about the OAS report and its repercussions

Ambassador Hugo Saguier Caballero, as time passes, the issue becomes less urgent

Paraguay is optimistic about an Organization of American States resolution regarding recent events and the current situation in the country, despite strong criticism from other regional organizations such as Mercosur and Unasur.

Monday, July 16th 2012 - 07:05 UTC

European Parliament begins fact-finding mission in Paraguay

MEP Luis Yañez-Barnuevo Garcia is scheduled to meet President Franco Monday

A delegation from the European parliament begins this Monday an in-situ data collecting mission in Paraguay following the situation triggered a month ago when then President Fernando Lugo was impeached and removed from office, but which has caused the new regime a certain freezing of international links.

Monday, July 16th 2012 - 03:05 UTC

Mercosur reduced to a group “of bear-hugging and kissing compañeros”

It was such a good idea

The influential British business and politics magazine The Economist anticipates that following the latest decisions by Mercosur, the South American group has little if any future. The Economist argues that the mounting protectionism and the rule-breaking admission of Venezuela have fatally undermined a once-promising trade block.

Friday, July 13th 2012 - 23:34 UTC

Paraguayan presidential hopeful said the country should in no way abandon Mercosur

Horacio Cartes is one of the main candidates for next year’s presidential election

Horacio Cartes a presidential hopeful from the Paraguayan hegemonic Partido Colorado said that exiting Mercosur would only cause the closure of industries and the loss of thousands of jobs in the country.


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