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.

Wednesday, August 14th 2013 - 02:35 UTC

Ecuador regrets Paraguay did not invite President Maduro to Cartes inauguration

Patiño did not advance if Ecuador would send a representative to Asuncion on Thursday

Ecuador regrets that Paraguay has not invited Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (who is also currently president of Mercosur) to the inauguration of president Horacio Cartes next Thursday, 15 August, said Ecuadorean foreign minister Ricardo Patiño,

Sunday, August 11th 2013 - 21:28 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will attend Cartes inauguration in Paraguay; problems with Mercosur protocol

Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay will be attending the inauguration on Thursday

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez confirmed by writing that she would be attending the inauguration of Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes next Thursday 15 August, according the organization committee of the event in Asuncion, Ambassador Federico Gonzalez and head of Protocol at the Paraguayan foreign ministry.

Sunday, August 11th 2013 - 04:36 UTC

Unasur lifts suspension pending on Paraguay effective 15 August

President elect Horacio Cartes will be inaugurated on 15 August

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur, decided late Friday to lift the suspension pending on Paraguay, which will become effective next 15 August when president-elect Horacio Cartes takes office.

Sunday, August 4th 2013 - 19:58 UTC

Venezuela not invited to Paraguay-president inauguration; Rousseff confirms attendance

President of Mercosur, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, is person non grata for Paraguay

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff officially confirmed her attendance to the inauguration ceremony of Paraguayan president-elect Horacio Cartes next 15 August, according to the Transmission Committee that is coordinating the event

Saturday, August 3rd 2013 - 02:49 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will chair Security Council debate on UN relations with regional organizations

Last year CFK displayed her speech “talent” at the C24, next week at the Security Council

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be chairing next Tuesday a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that will be addressing the relations of Latam and Caribbean regional and subregional organizations with UN in helping prevent conflicts and restore peace, was announced by the Argentine ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval.

Thursday, August 1st 2013 - 04:09 UTC

“Not even the Pope could bring Brazil and Paraguay together”, said O’Globo

Foreign minister Patriota the target of an “unprecedented defeat of Brazilian diplomacy”

Influential Latin American newspapers have been extremely critical of Brazilian diplomacy in its unsuccessful attempts to ‘subdue Paraguay’, while at the same praising the landlocked country’s dignity in demanding from Mercosur respect and compliance with the rule of the law.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 06:09 UTC

Ecuador’s Correa pondering whether to join Mercosur or the Pacific Alliance

CAN and Mercosur should converge to Unasur, suggested the Ecuadorean president

President Rafael Correa said that the determining factor for Ecuador to join as full member of Mercosur or the Alliance of the Pacific is the ‘flexibility’ granted in certain admission conditions, taking into account the fact that Ecuador does not have a national currency.

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