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Thursday, October 10th 2013 - 02:34 UTC

Venezuela insists in re-establishing full relations with Paraguay, but legal obstacles remain

The two ministers with the background of the two flags shake hands in Asunción

Venezuela and Paraguay need to re-establish full relations and overcome “all the obstacles that need to be overcome”, said Foreign minister Elías Jaua currently in Asunción, a special guest of his counterpart Eladio Loizaga.

Wednesday, October 9th 2013 - 05:46 UTC

Venezuelan minister invited to Paraguay: Mercosur and bilateral relations in the agenda

Minister Elías Jaua has been announced in Asuncion this week

Venezuela Foreign minister Elias Jaua is expected Wednesday in Asuncion, a guest of the Paraguayan government to talk about bilateral relations, Mercosur and to advance in negotiations of common interest, according to sources from the administration of President Horacio Cartes.

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 05:25 UTC

Unasur will attempt to name a Secretary General on Friday in New York

Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez currently holds the job until a new name is decided

South American foreign ministers are scheduled to meet next Friday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to decide the name of the next Unasur secretary general, according to an official release from the main office in Quito.

Friday, September 20th 2013 - 08:31 UTC

Argentina and Brazil address Mercosur and trade discussion with Europe

Figueiredo and Timerman during the picture session

Argentina’s Hector Timerman and Brazil’s new Foreign minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado discussed a long agenda of common interest issues during a work meeting held in Buenos Aires, which included Mercosur, trade discussions with Europe, Unasur, Haiti and US cyber-spying in the region among other issues.

Thursday, September 5th 2013 - 04:10 UTC

Unasur has yet to reach a consensus-name for the next secretary general

Correa said the post must be given additional powers so it has greater ‘executive capacity’

Despite the strong statement against US intervention in Syria and the harmonious meeting of Paraguay and Venezuela presidents, the recent Unasur (Union of South American Nations) summit in Suriname was unable to agree on the group’s next Secretary General, a post which is currently held by Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez.

Monday, September 2nd 2013 - 12:00 UTC

Maduro apologizes to Paraguay for any ‘pain’ caused and promises ‘to repair the error’

Cartes,Maduro and Dilma during the recent Unasur summit in Paramaribo

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro apologized to his peer Paraguayan peer Horacio Cartes for any ‘pain’ caused to Paraguay and promised a ‘sacrifice’ to repair the ‘error’, according to sources from both presidents and from Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff who sponsored the meeting between the two heads of state in the framework of the recent Unasur VII summit in Suriname.

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 18:03 UTC

Unasur embarrassment: Suriname president’s son arrested by US on drug and arms trafficking

President Desi Bouterse and son Dino, head of the country’s anti-terrorist unit (Pic Reuter)

Suriname opposition legislators have called on President Desi Bouterse to resign as well as to clarify the circumstances surrounding the arrest of his son by United States law enforcement authorities in Panama earlier this week.

Thursday, August 29th 2013 - 01:02 UTC

Unasur summit will formally receive Paraguay at its summit in Suriname

President Horacio Cartes could be meeting with his Venezuelan peer at the summit

Unasur leaders will welcome Paraguay’s return to the group and will honour the memory of deceased Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez during this week’s summit in Suriname that will be taking the chair of the group from Peru.

Monday, August 19th 2013 - 13:17 UTC

Paraguay’s Cartes will attend Unasur summit in Suriname; ‘informal’ meeting with Venezuela’s Maduro?

President Cartes and his Venezuela peer Maduro will be attending the same event in Suriname

Paraguay’s newly inaugurated president Horacio Cartes will be attending the Unasur summit (Union of South American Nations), scheduled for the end of the month in Paramaribo, Suriname, when most probably he will ‘come across’ with his Venezuelan peer Nicolas Maduro, announced the Paraguayan foreign ministry. Paraguay and Venezuela currently have no diplomatic links.

Friday, August 16th 2013 - 02:57 UTC

Paraguay new president pledges ‘war on poverty’ and improved relations with neighbours

Cartes during his first speech as a new President surrounded by his cabinet and special guests

Conservative businessman Horacio Cartes was sworn in as president of Paraguay on Thursday, amid slowly improving relations with South American neighbors, and Mercosur members, damaged by the 2012 removal of populist President Fernando Lugo, who was impeached on incompetence.

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