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Chavez promises attendance, God willing, to Mercosur summit in Brasilia

Friday, November 2nd 2012 - 06:44 UTC
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President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday that he will be attending the coming Mercosur presidential summit next 7 December in Brasilia and assured Venezuela is speeding up so the country can display all its potential within the political and trade block. Read full article


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  • We got your Fragata

    Keep pumping him full of cortizone, it keeps him humming along for now. Thankfully, the cancer is advancing and he will be worm's lunch soon enough!

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Having been impeached, Lugo is not running for re-election and should have no legal reason not to stand. If it was so clear a conservative would win, they wouldn't be so desperate to block him anyway...

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    So Mercosur having decided that the Paraguayans are not allowed to follow their own rules on impeachment now want to dictate who the Paraguayans should allow to stand for election.

    Mercosur have disregarded their own “democratic” rules by offering Venezuela membership - typical bully boy tactics.

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    When he includes “god willing” does he mean “assuming I'm still alive?”

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    How will things work out following the Paraguayan elections in April? The Paraguayans have already rejected Venezuelan membership - again. I can imagine that any Paraguayan “president” that attempted to overturn the decision of the Senate would be impeached in no time flat. Mercosur is facing collapse. What are the options? Paraguay is “reinstated” and accepts Venezuelan membership. Paraguay is “reinstated” and Venezuela leaves. Paraguay is “reinstated” and then leaves. The other “members” refuse to “reinstate” Paraguay. I don't see Brazil and argieland being willing to give up. Everything depends on the strength of the Paraguayans. We should be wishing them good luck against the tyrannies.

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    Welcome back Mr. President Elect.

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Wasn't there a pop song by one of the outlandish bands that went:

    We are all nutters now?

    And if there was not, there should be to describe the 'Leaders' of Mercosur, Pepe included.

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    God willing and Cuban Doctors!

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Obvious solution:
    next meeting of Mercosur votes (unanimously) that from now on unanimity is no longer required. Hurrah!

    Thus, Lugo need not stand again - avoiding the Mercosur-Paraguayan constitution Catch 22.
    And the conduct of the next Paraguayan election can be declared 'Democratic', thereby avoiding embarrassing comparisons with their own electoral practices.


    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Apparently he was caught reading mien kampf ..
    south america, you have been warned ..

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Burn1938

    Democracy at its best . Paraguay votes for Lugo in April and all will be forgiven ! That Lugo can not be a candidate , by the Constituition , has nothing to do with it all. . According to Chavez it is Lugo or the country starves to death . The wishes of the Paraguayan people have nothing to do with it ! These are proud people who prefer to suffer than be told what to by fools such as Chavez , Mujica , Kirchner and Rousseff. Paraguay , start looking for strong allies such as USA or U K .
    By the way expect no help from Chile or Colombia , they are afraid of Chavez .

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Don't worry Paraguay, he will be despot fertiliser soon as will Kirchner with any luck.

    Nov 02nd, 2012 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #10 Maybe he was trying to understand the mindset of his enemies

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    All these brits can do about Chavez is talk :)))
    With all their scrap metal, their arses still twitches :)))

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    im not convinced that the fat tub of lard had cancer at all where is the solid proof??, anyone can shave their head and take a vacation to cuba, however it did achieve the sympathy vote, hes picked up too many nasty habits from argentinas dear leader, only in south america could cancer be used by latam dictators as a political switch :(

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit86

    Go mind your own failed EU business, Britard fellas. Mercosur is none of your concern!

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    All these brits can do about Chavez is talk

    coming from CFK who has spent years talking.

    thats like standing up to Ghana very impressive.

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    You OK, these days, Forgetit?

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    It's not CFK flashing her scrap metal :)))

    Chavez is too much for you lot, he speaks your truths and there nothing you can do about it :)

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    he speaks dictatorship
    and will drag CFK down with him,
    and brazil,

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Dictature of the majority, just like any democracy ;)

    Nov 03rd, 2012 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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