Paraguay deplored statements from Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro who claimed before the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the landlocked country had interrupted ‘democratic order’ when it removed Fernando Lugo from the Executive.
Former Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo assured that Argentina’s current problems are much more serious, than back in 2001 since nowadays “people are desperate because they want to preserve the value of their savings and the Government does not allow them to do so”.
On what he described as the “first and last time” he will address the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Paraguay, Federico Franco, affirmed that his country will not abide by any infringement on its sovereignty.
President Cristina Fernandez speaking at Harvard University denied there was a “dollar clamp”, chided some students for making the same “monochord questions” as the Argentine media, attacked the IMF and finally described a question on her wish for re-re-election as ‘abstract’ since it does not depend from her or a single party.
Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman met with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and announced that they decided to continue negotiations through government officials from both ministries in Geneva next month.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday before the UN General Assembly he is cautiously optimistic that his government can reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels. Santos added he wants to return to New York next year and announce that his conflict-battered country has signed a peace agreement.
Paraguayan president Federico Franco accused the Venezuelan regime of Hugo Chavez of ‘direct and malicious’ involvement in his country’s affairs in support of a ‘terrorist and criminal’ gang, the Popular Army of Paraguay, EPP, which has committed kidnappings, assaults and killings.
There can be no negotiations on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands unless and until such time as the Islanders so wish was the official reply from the UK to remarks made by Argentine president Cristina Fernandez during her speech on Tuesday before the UN General Assembly.
An estimated two hundred protesters demonstrated on Tuesday in front of the hotel where President Cristina Fernández is staying at in New York, holding similar signs to the ones seen at the September 13 pot-banging massive protest in Argentina’s main cities.
President Cristina Fernández announced that Argentina and Iran will meet to discuss the two bombings of Jewish targets in the 1990's, attacks in which Iran was accused by Argentine courts of playing a role.