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Paraguayan president visits Spain and the OAS where he has ample support

Monday, April 1st 2013 - 10:08 UTC
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Paraguay’s president Federico Franco has arrived in Madrid, a special guest of his peer Mariano Rajoy with whom he will be holding talks at the Moncloa Palace. Rajoy is particularly interested in showing his support for President Franco and Paraguay that have been suspended from Mercosur and Unasur because of the removal by Congress, following political impeachment of Fernando Lugo. Read full article


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  • Forgetit86

    “Ample support” in the OAS (a dying organization) means 'US-Canadian support', as Paraguay remains as isolated among its neighbors, who, btw, far outnumber the Anglo Americans at the OAS, as it has been since the coup.

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Yes. Come the “re-organisation”, massive steps will have to be taken. It's becoming more obvious, on a daily basis, that latino states are incapable of responsible government or, for that matter, responsible international dealings. So we'll have internal latino “continental” organisations that can “interrelate” as much as they wish. But aren't allowed to have contact with the outside “real” world. And in larger organisations, such as the OAS, they can have just the one “Latin America” seat. That can also apply to the United Nations.

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    Forgetit86 This may come as a surprise but , currently ,only Mercosur and Bolivia do not recognize Paraguay . Chile and Colombia resent their ambassadors when they saw that the rest of the world did not break relations . Not just USA and Canada but all the EU countries ( who have long experience of diplomacy ) plus Taiwan , Australia and so forth . Argentina ,Uruguay and Brazil look more and more stupid every day . But then look at their leaders !

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Recognize Paraguay? Every SA nation recognizes Paraguay. What most of them don't recognize, is the way the chose President was removed from office. “Only Mercosur and Bolivia” means 5 out of 9 nations (Paraguay excluded). Add Peru and Ecuador and you'll end up with Chile and Colombia as the only ones to support Paraguay, if even half-hearted.

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    whoops it's all falling apart, thought you guys were all as one

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    4 Stevie . Have it your way . The point is that “ normal ” countries who are not blinded by ideology recognize the actual government . Worth mentioning that the EU considers that the impeachment process was legal . Some doubts about the time factor but legal . One must remember that the 1992 constituition is a mixture of presidential and parliamentary systems . After do many years of a dictator they ensured that Congress could impeach and oust useless , or dangerous , president .
    Hence a dose of parliamentary system where it is quite simple to oust a prime minister . As David Cameron is about to find out !

    Apr 01st, 2013 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    “Worth mentioning that the EU considers that the impeachment process was legal.”

    I rest my case.

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    Stevie . Glad that you agree with me !

    Apr 02nd, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    Is the acting president of Venezuela legal? i do not see the dirty lefties bring the issue?

    Apr 03rd, 2013 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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