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Mercosur/Unasur anticipate “appropriate measures” against coup in Paraguay

Saturday, June 23rd 2012 - 03:25 UTC
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President Cristina Fernández assured on Friday night that “Argentina does not condone the coup in Paraguay” and anticipated that “appropriate measures” will be taken at next week’s Mercosur Summit, scheduled to take place in Mendoza. Read full article

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  • Conor

    I thought some of the Argie bloggers said Latam was civilised and a great place to live?
    As Mr Malvinero1 would say:
    Ahhhhh South America is finished!!!
    Corrupt, decadent place!!!!
    Coup's all the time!!!!!!
    Get out of SA while you still can!!!!! ja ja ja ja

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    Maybe the new regime will lift the port blockade on Falklands shipping ;-)

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Yes I can't imagine Turkey neck being very happy about this, maybe she is feeling uncomfortable about her own situation.

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ken Ridge

    Next coup coming to Argentina, enjoy Argtards, you need one.

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    No such thing, keep dreaming Ken.

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Looks like the lefty Presidents are sweating a little... If the Senate impeached him and then voted him out is it a coup? I don't think so.

    This seems like when all the lefty squishy SA Prez were against the Honduran Prez ouster when it was apparent he was a crook trying to be Prez por vida. Looks the same here...

    These populist Presidents love the people until they turn on them...watch out Correa, Chavez and CFK they're coming for you next.

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Edifying spectacle.

    The comments from Argentina, Brasil and Ecuador are priceless!

    The Mad Bitch of Argentina is going to be looking over her shoulder now. Helicopter on standby?

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Brazil and Argentina would love an excuse to expel Paraguay from Mercosur as that would open the door to Venezuela.

    So, is this a coup, technically speaking?

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If MercoSur is around in 2 yrs I will be very surprised. It is a free trade block with every country blocking some sort of imports from each other. It is as dysfunctional as every country that belongs to it.
    Next week SCOTUS is ruling if the BCRA reserves are attachable and can be confiscated for non-payment, it might get quite interesting on Friday.

    I think that's a losing case for Argentina since the reserves have been used to directly pay bond holders and not the Treasury. That could be a very short sighted action CFK did and could cost Argentina whatever little reserves they have left.

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Cestrian

    Exactly what “appropriate measures” will be taken? also nice to know that the SA countries had absolutely no diplomatic effect or intervention here.

    Jun 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #7 “The comments from Argentina, Brasil and Ecuador are priceless!

    The Mad Bitch of Argentina is going to be looking over her shoulder now”

    And is Dilma a “Mad Bitch” too now? Is she also only against this because its about to happen to her and her “disastrous regime”??

    #8 “Brazil and Argentina would love an excuse to expel Paraguay from Mercosur as that would open the door to Venezuela”

    Why should it be either/or, is there a set number of Mercosur members? I'm sure if/when Lugo is back so will Paraguay be in Mercosur

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @11

    Are you completely losing it?

    Where have I said Dilma has a disastrous regime: never!

    I do think that Dilma needs better financial advice than what she is getting now, particularlyfrom Finance minister Guido Mantega.

    I have set out the reasons why I say what I do, not just claim it without analysis:

    http://en.mercopress.com/2012/06/22/credit-suisse-s-brazil-growth-forecast-of-1.5-this-year-a-joke-said-mantega

    See no. 4.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    I know what you've said before, which is exactly why I ask: how do you square that with the “sane non-bitch” Dilma opposing the coup?

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    I have to say if Dilma and KFC aren't happy about the Paraguayan coup; it must be a good thing :)

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    CFK is upset because she did not get a cut of the action. After all she just wants to “wet her beak” a little.

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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