An urgent summit of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, will address the crisis in Paraguay following the removal of President Fernando Lugo, this coming Wednesday in Peru, announced Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, although there has been no official confirmation from Lima.
A two-man American and British film-making team is releasing the first of six video portraits of Falkland Islanders on-line today, Monday June 25th.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London (FCO) is said to be concerned after receiving intelligence suggesting that Argentine authorities or proxy groups may persuade the country’s athletes to use the high profile Olympics stage to show support for their country’s claim to the Falkland Islands.
Mercosur countries decided on Sunday “to suspend with immediate effect” the participation of Paraguay in the coming Mercosur summit and preparatory meetings set to begin Monday until next Friday in Mendoza because of the removal of President Fernando Lugo.
A memorandum of understanding with Mercosur and a deep sea port to the east of Uruguay were two of the main issues addressed by visiting Chinese PM Wen Jiabao with President Jose Mujica revealed the Executive Deputy Secretary.
At a reception for visiting Chinese PM Wen Jiabao, President Cristina Fernández ratified the strategic alliance between China and Argentina and highlighted that “there are new global realities” of which Argentina wants to be part.
Paraguayan removed president Fernando Lugo denied legitimacy to the administration of his successor Federico Franco and announced he will be travelling next week to Mendoza for the Mercosur meeting of presidents scheduled for next June 29.
Ambassador in Washington Jorge Argüello said that the Argentine Government is concerned with the deficit increase in bilateral trade with the US and is waiting for Barack Obama administration actions to increase the purchase of Argentine goods.
The Chinese delegation of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao that spent over a day in Uruguay and signed several cooperation agreements felt “disappointed” with the fact that the Foreign Minister was not present during the visit.
Striking Bolivian police officers have rejected an accord with the government four days into a nationwide strike to demand higher wages. The protesting rank-and-file police burned copies of the agreement during marches across Bolivia Sunday and said they would elect new representatives.