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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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
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
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.Nov 02nd, 2012 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Mercosur have disregarded their own democratic rules by offering Venezuela membership - typical bully boy tactics.
When he includes god willing does he mean assuming I'm still alive?Nov 02nd, 2012 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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
Welcome back Mr. President Elect.Nov 02nd, 2012 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Wasn't there a pop song by one of the outlandish bands that went:Nov 02nd, 2012 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
We are all nutters now?
And if there was not, there should be to describe the 'Leaders' of Mercosur, Pepe included.
God willing and Cuban Doctors!Nov 02nd, 2012 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Obvious solution:Nov 02nd, 2012 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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.
Apparently he was caught reading mien kampf ..Nov 02nd, 2012 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
south america, you have been warned ..
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 .Nov 02nd, 2012 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
By the way expect no help from Chile or Colombia , they are afraid of Chavez .
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
#10 Maybe he was trying to understand the mindset of his enemiesNov 03rd, 2012 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
All these brits can do about Chavez is talk :)))Nov 03rd, 2012 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
With all their scrap metal, their arses still twitches :)))
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
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
All these brits can do about Chavez is talkNov 03rd, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
coming from CFK who has spent years talking.
thats like standing up to Ghana very impressive.
You OK, these days, Forgetit?Nov 03rd, 2012 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It's not CFK flashing her scrap metal :)))Nov 03rd, 2012 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Chavez is too much for you lot, he speaks your truths and there nothing you can do about it :)
he speaks dictatorshipNov 03rd, 2012 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
and will drag CFK down with him,
Dictature of the majority, just like any democracy ;)Nov 03rd, 2012 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0