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Canada prepared to accept the new political situation in Paraguay

Monday, June 25th 2012 - 19:37 UTC
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Canada seems prepared to accept the new political situation in Paraguay following the removal of President Fernando Lugo, and pointed out in an official release that the ousted leader “accepted the decision from the Paraguayan Senate”. Read full article

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  • JohnN

    Not exactly a detailed statement from our Minister Ablonczy, but her key statement might be, “The stability and respect for democracy that currently exist in the region have been hard won and must be protected.”

    Neither the Minister nor anybody else seems to really know whats in so many countries' constitutions, so without having lawyers pouring over the details, once Lugo said that he was accepting the decision, it puts into gear a different take on the event.

    Canada is pretty far from Paraguay!

    Probably most know of Lugo's rather peculiar trajectory to get the presidency, his personal problems, and most recently, the deadly fight between police and landless that served as pretext for the destitution from the presidency.

    Might be possible that if Lugo is careful in his steps now, he could be acquitted and back in the presidency.

    Reference:
    Statement on Situation in Paraguay:
    http://www.international.gc.ca/media/state-etat/news-communiques/2012/06/23a.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Canada under Harper is more neocon than America, I'd have expected nothing better from them

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Well done Canada, they can do with a good clear out down there, Argentina next with any luck, then BK can worship his queen in exile.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    2 British_Kirchnerist: Good that Canada is conservative. I expected nothing less than their current policies and hope for more. Certainly good decisions pro-Falklands at OAS/Cartagena and OAS/Cochabamba.

    On Paraguay, like Germany, Canada has made a commitment to support constitutionality and non-violence. Appears now that Lugo has changed his mind (or had it changed for him) about his ouster.

    Its becoming a Lugo-leftist versus centrist-conservative conflict, but if Chávez cuts off oil to Paraguay, I wonder if Paraguay might be in the market for some good Rockhopper product?

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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