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Argentina withdraws ambassador from Paraguay: Mercosur decides next week

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Argentina is withdrawing its ambassador to Paraguay because of the rapid impeachment of former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Read full article


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  • Sergio Vega

    If Paraguay decides to withdraw from Mercosur and let aside Argentina will be doing the first steps to be a sucessful country both economically and socially, as far as possible from bad influences from broken & corrupts leftist Gvts. like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and mainly Venezuela.....
    Good luck, Mr. President Franco.......

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Wish she would withdraw the trolley dolly from London

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Paraguay's economy is all dependant on Argentina and Brazil -- who buy the way turned Paraguay into dust not too much long ago. It will abandon Mercosur on its own peril.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Leaders from Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador said they would not recognize the new administration...Ugh the worst leaders in SA!

    How dare anyone one of them claim to be “democratic”.

    They're all scared that this revolutionswill be brought to their own doorstep for the same progressive/populist policies gone wrong.

    Tik Tok CFK, Correa, Evo...and well Chavez has head that clock for awhile now...

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Since when an impeachment is a revolution moron?

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Curious things here. How much support did Lugo get from CFK etc in his election as president? Lugo's election was not exactly lawful. As a bishop, he was prohibited from running for civil office, but did it anyway. Are the deaths of “peasants” etc not in line with “argie” attitudes? Why are the Kirchnerite bunch in argieland holding a “special session” to reject what has happened in another country? Don't you start by holding a debate about what your country's attitude and response should be? Could it be that some Paraguayans decided to take the leadership of their country back from someone who shouldn't have been the leader?

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    And when is a impeachment a coup?

    Still looks like the lefty Presidents are a little nervous and overreacting to me.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good on Cristina to be at the forefront of the struggle for democracy, just where I'd have expected her to be. And the blindly right wing attitudes of people like #1, that this is a step in the right direction that could lead to growth etc, forget that Paraguay is dependent on Argentina and Brazil who are against this coup. Poor President Franco (what a name!), so close to Cristina and Dilma and so far from the United States!

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Weren't all the same clowns against the Honduran “coup” too? How's that turn out for them? A little egg on their faces I think...

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “How's that turn out for them?”

    Read by yourself.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #9 Read my comment: Honduras is a lot closer to the USA...

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    10. Not sure what that lefty/loony article has to do with the what we are talking about. Care to spell it out?

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    After the coup, Honduras has been become more chaotic, with attacks by the military and obscure militias on civilians, journalists, and opposition leaders, becoming ever more common. If the “lefty loonies” presidents opposed the coup, that's very much to their own credit. Even if Lobo isn't a dictator, he sure runs his country as good as one.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Here the new President of Paraguay tells CFK to keep her nose out of his business.

    Why so nervous, CFK? A legal impeachment within the laws of Paraguay are an internal matter, nothing to do with Argentina.

    Besides, I'm sure that countries that actually matter will recognise this as a legal act.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    13. And again what does this have to do with the topic in-hand? Are you trying to imply that a change in gov't for Paraguay will bring chaos and lawlessness? Don't really see your logic leap there, it is a pretty well controlled society of landless peasants. I don't see that changing anytime in the near future.

    Paraguay has nothing USA wants except maybe putting a base there I think we were talking with them awhile ago maybe that is why we want a new Prez in there.

    All was saying it looks like the 4 worst Prez in SA are a little nervous and jumping the gun a bit...maybe they think they're next. One can only hope.
    Bang those pots people!!

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    As I said before, Argentina and Brazil would love to find an excuse to remove Paraguay from Mercosur so they can let their bessie mate Chavez in. Paraguay has been blocking Venezuela from full membership because of Chavez. Argentina even proposed changing the rules so they could let Chavez in anyway.

    I agree that CFKC has been rattled by this news from Paraguay. And she should be.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Elaine, I bet Chavez will be in some glorious tomb way before Venezuela is let into MercoSur.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #14 So a dictator doesn't like Cristina. Good for her

    #16 If thats true then Lugo wasn't even a Chavista or that radical, so perhaps the defence of him by the left points to general democratic principles. Anyway it will be good to get Venezuela in Mercosur, and Argentina can maybe join ALBA =)

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    , And its all our fault,
    And CFK will punish us severely .

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Sorrily Mr. Piñera is falling down to the level of those embarrasing corrupts leftist Gvts. from SA.....Mr. Piñera you must not mix with them, we are in another league, the OCDE......let the under developrd countries from SA, like Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela be the crap they are.....don't stain us with them, please...
    BTW, what it´s more democratic...??? Change one president along with the own Constitution or change the own Constitution to be allowed to be re-elected as president for an 5th term...? Or back up the leftist extremist and naco gangs that are killing their neighbor´population....?? Is Venezuela a democratic country...? What a joke, don´t you think...? Or Argentina where the Gvt. take over the paper factories to rule the private newspapers, take over the money of pensionist to back up the fall of its economy, that sue the consulting companies that analyze the real numbers on inflation and growing, that take over companies owned by foreing holdings with no pay expectation, that threaten people with La Campora gang.....and more...??? The same friend CFK that dennied the path of electricity from Paraguay to Uruguay through their wires if they din't pay a excesive rate even Mr. Lugo asked her for a reconsideration in countless opportunities....and now is crying for him..? Is Ecuador a democratic country where the president's fellows judges condemned a newspaper to pay US 50 million to the president because they said the truth....
    Unfortunately, the moron OAS Secretary have given wrong consideration and violated the right of one of its members to act as its internal legislation allow it...
    At least the real democracies like Germany and other from the most developed countries have supported the legal Paraguayan Gvt. of Mr. Franco...
    So, please, shoemakers be back to your shoes...and let others quiet...!!!
    Mrs. Botox take you pills because you are under another breakdown.....!!!

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Elaine, you're an idiot, as usual.

    The main reason Paraguay has been blocking Venezuela from full membership and using Chaves a main problem is because it's a corrupt begger nation that's (trying hard ) bribing Venezuela.

    Majority of the people of Honduras did not agree with the coup, did NOT voted for Lobo and have to stick with it.
    Who doesn't like the policies of the US is bad, or is dictator and is acceptable for Faux news, CNN, ABC, BBC, AP, Reuters kool aid drinkers stuck in the left vs right fake paradigm.
    Majority of the people VOTED for Chavez, it's their problem, like it or not if you're foreigner, it's not your damn business. Don't pretend you care about Venezuela.
    Monarchs are unelected good old fashioned feudal dressed up clowns who do business “for the people, for their own interests and with taxpers money”. But hey whatever, it's wonderful to bow for them.
    O'bummer (and mittens romney flip flopper and draft dodger) are all for “we don't need congress for anything” and worst of all, Pro NDAA (Patriot act on steriods and the hell with the bill of rights, meaning the end of the US constitution). But ehh, I like him, he's soo nice.
    Camoron: Austerity for the peasants, let them eat virtual cake so I save the banks (my friends). Referendum? What's that? Hell with it and hell with your privacy. The olympics? Great opportunity to Militarize the area and police to protect you from “terrorists”..the same “rebels” we're funded in Lybia and funding in Syria. The peasants will accept it, in the name of “security”.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @21 Uh, oh. Doggy's back.

    The main reason Paraguay has been blocking Venezuela is because Chavez thinks he's a messiah.
    People who don't like policies of other countries are welcome to explain their views. Places like argieland and venezuela need not apply.
    Majority of people were TOLD to vote for Chavez or else.
    And for the UK? Yes, the missile batteries are targeted on argie and venezuelan competitors. This time we'll provide our own “Hand of God”. Don't like it? FO.

    By the way, I have a part Venezuelan friend who lives and works here in Britain with his own business. You should hear what he has to say about Chavez. I had to put my hands over my ears, I was so shocked by his language. I think that “fucking, thieving cunt” was his politest description.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “And again what does this have to do with the topic in-hand?”

    YOU mentioned Honduras first because somehow you wanted to use it to mock certain presidents' reaction to regime change in Latin America. If you don't like to have Honduras' problems exposed, don't mention it.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    The impeachment of ex-president Lugo followed EXACTLY the forms demanded by the Paraguayan Constitution.

    The lower house asked, with far more than 2/3 of its members, for the impeachment proceedings in the upper house.

    The upper house impeached Mr. Lugo with far more than 2/3 of its members.

    The impeachment of a president is called “juicio político” in Spanish, which makes people think that it is a judicial proceeding, it is not, it is a legislative proceeding and does not follow judicial forms.

    Jun 24th, 2012 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #22 Well if the Venezuelan opposition shocked even you, they must be a rum crew!

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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