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Paraguay furious with Brazil for confirming Unasur suspension until August 2013

Wednesday, December 5th 2012 - 19:02 UTC
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Paraguay declared “entirely unacceptable” statements from Brazilian Foreign minister Antonio Patriota who said that the April 2013 elections are “only an important step to re-examine” the country’s suspension from Unasur and Mercosur. Patriota’s statement was supported by Argentina. Read full article


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  • briton

    why not just pull out and start your very own group of free trading nations.

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Shed-time

    Why the hell would anyone want anything to do with Mercosur, a place where corruption is rife and totalitarian regimes are called democracies?

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Easy enough to see what they are doing to Paraguay, however I still cannot fathom any reason as to why they are doing this to Paraguay.

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    This is the same treatment they would get from the rest of the Democratic world even if Mercosur did not exist. Who would they complain to then, the Unaligned movement?

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    You talk complete Bollox.

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    @3 P araguay is a convenirnt whipping boy just like ths Falklands to deflect internal failings of the respective govts. Not so long ago Argentina had three ( or was it four presidents in a week. I lost count in the end) Did we a have a faint squeak from the other members of Mercosur about coups and undemocratic processes? Well if there was it was very muted. But the Presidential helo was certainly busy that week

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Looks to me like some South American presidents didn’t like the idea that a President could be got rid of so easily and quickly. Seems to have frightened them.

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Oh we now how to get of presidents in this country. Strangely enough its called the ballot box. That doesnt rule out palace revolutions within the presidents party for whom the majority also voted for which is what happened in Paraguay. Most politicians the world over are crooks,but for all its failings its the best system we have. Nobody wants to see the caudillo dictatorships back again. Unfortunately some politicos get so drunk with power that they become virtual dictators and we all know who they are

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I don't think becoming more democratic will endear Paraguay back to Mercosur or Unasur. What they want is another Bolivarian stooge at the helm and i'm afraid until they get it, Paraguay may find itself out in the cold for some time

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redpoll

    Yes and all these suggestions about Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile teaming up together are just pipe dreams. In the lands that surround us there be goblins, not to mention trolls who will impede any trade between us. Difficult isnt it?

    Dec 06th, 2012 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    Latin America is following the path of left wing despots.

    Dec 06th, 2012 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Yup, Pugol #7 ... pour encourager les autres.

    Dec 06th, 2012 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    The Bolivarian countries will be declared a terrorist organization by the US there is a bill in the US congress for next year we are lobbying for that bill.

    Dec 08th, 2012 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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