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Paraguay president Franco congratulates Mujica on his knowledge of geography

Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 06:23 UTC
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Paraguayan president Federico Franco replied to his Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica ironic remarks saying that ‘evidently he’s good at geography; I guess he passed with the highest grades’ since he is aware that Paraguay is a landlocked ‘Mediterranean’ country. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Mujica just can't help making an arse out of himself.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 07:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Mujica said what everybody was thinking.

    You still think Paraguay will leave Mercosur?


    Jul 31st, 2013 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Mujica is an old drunk has-been ruining Uruguay.

    I think that was a great response from Paraguay.
    Makes him look like a senile of fool

    Which of course is exactly what he is

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 07:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    The title make me Chuckle XD but really I do like Mujica, but after everything him giving Paraguay a “spech” really was too much , Paraguay has been acting very pragmatically lately, something Uruguay has been doing too to a point. Sigh politicians :-)

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Doubtless Franco has discussed this matter with Cartes and it's therefore unlikely that the mercobullies or mujica will get what they want. Paraguay is showing the difference between itself and the mercobullies. Paraguay has intelligence. The mercobullies have ideology. Paraguay will have many supporters around the world. The mercobullies will have none!

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    very eloquent answer, President Franco. It's great he hasn't lost his humour, despite being bullied by the whole Thug-o-sur.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    In the day when Paraguay declares independence, we got out from Paraguay! Paraguay is our. Politic, economic and social. Only ours, only. More one Brazilian State, ONLY!

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Very statesmanlike comment from Franco (c/o Cartes I suspect) but what a what a great put down.


    When you actually LIVE hear you don't hear anybody supporting Mujica.

    But you don't live here.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Lord, i see you, idiot!

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7 Very funny. Take it you are referring to the brasiguayo? Seems to be a suggestion, in stuff I read, that most brasilians in Paraguay are there illegally.
    Are we to understand that you are saying that when Paraguay dumps mercosur, you'll all be leaving?

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I said; Paraguay is ours. Do you believes in Macho Man? “Acorda garoto” the world changes. “Vá ver se eu estou na esquina, vá!” Go to home, barbarian!

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @11 Brasileiro

    Paraguay is yours is it? I think the Paraguayans will disagree with you on that score.

    You sound like a typical imperialist colonial South American wannabe dictator. No wonder Brazil is following Argentina and Venezuela down the drain.

    You see everything you posted just proves that Paraguay suspension from Mercosur was illegal and politically motivated.

    Paraguay is an independent country, and if any South American dictatorship tries to invade them, then you'll get a good slapping from the international community.

    This is the 21st century. The UNSC would give you an option. Leave or face the consequences.

    You all talk about LATAM solidarity, but what you actually mean is the creation of the United Social South American Republic, under dictatorship, which will eventually resort (as all dictatorships do) to murdering their own citizens when they don't agree with the 'party' line.

    All such dictatorships are doomed to failure.

    However, since most of the leftist LATAM countries are untrustworthy and are too busy stealing off each other and stabbing each other in the back, then I doubt your United LATAM crap would ever get off the ground.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    It sounds like a threat from Mujica's Mercosur, but Paraguay is NOT ALONE.

    Afghanistan, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbijhan,
    Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
    CAR, Chad, Czech Republic,
    Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan,
    Laos, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg,
    Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia,
    Nagorno-Karabakh, Nepal, Niger,
    San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, S. Ossetia, S. Susan, Swaziland, Switzerland,
    Tajikistan, Transnistria, Turkmenistan,
    Uganda, Uzbekistan,
    Vatican City,
    Zambia, Zimbabwe.

    Paul Collier says, “If you are coastal, you serve the world; if you are landlocked, you serve your neighbors.”
    So there is a need to circumvent this blackmail of dependency.

    Paraguay can lead the development of the Commonwealth of Landlocked Nations.
    Some very rich, some poor, some with oil, some with vast mineral wealth, and together it adds up to 48 nations ... what a voting bloc, what an opportunity.

    All it needs is to see the world differently.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    World? International laws? Who you think be? More one for many europeans dominants, or a one north-american idiot? You dont no nothing about the world. You are a idiot by the north-midia. For this your country is a blackhole. Caution with your afirmatives, idiot.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    Brasileiro another sock puppet to waste everyone's time

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ Geoff, my 14 “opinion” no speak about you or yours good comments. You are a good person, probably the best in this site. Good luck.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BAMF Paraguay


    Most brasiguayos are here legally. To get a job without the documents is cumbersome and will limit you to the lower paid jobs. Most brazilians have lived here for decades and have children that are paraguayan.

    Jul 31st, 2013 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Brasileiro = Fido Dido... who cannot bear chilean LAN has taken over his beloved brazilian TAM xD

    Aug 01st, 2013 - 04:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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