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Stories for July 12th 2016

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2016 - 08:03 UTC

    Neighbors Stand Up to Venezuela

    “You can be elected democratically but lose legitimacy over time through your actions,” Eladio Loizaga Caballero, the foreign minister of Paraguay said

    By New York Times Editorial Board

    This summer, Venezuela was poised to assume the rotating presidency of Mercosur, a trade bloc that includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. But at the urging of Paraguay, Mercosur heads of state are considering blocking Venezuela, at least temporarily, citing the erosion of democracy there.

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

    “Brexit means Brexit and we're going to make a success of it”, pledges Theresa May

    Speaking outside Parliament, Mrs. May said she was “honored and humbled” to succeed David Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on Monday.

    Home Secretary Theresa May promised to build a “better Britain” and to make the UK's EU exit a “success” after she was announced as the new Tory leader and soon-to-be PM. Speaking outside Parliament, Mrs. May said she was “honored and humbled” to succeed David Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on Monday.

  • Tuesday, July 12th 2016 - 06:36 UTC

    Mercosur ever so divided plans a new meeting to decide on Venezuela´s presidency of the group

    Host minister Nin Novoa said that the group would take a two-day recess and meet again next Thursday following consultations

    Mercosur four founding members meeting in Montevideo have been unable to reach a consensus on whether to transfer, for the next six months, the group's pro tempore presidency to Venezuela and decided on a new round of talks next Thursday. Uruguay insists in complying with the charter and calendar, but Paraguay and Brazil question the current government of Venezuela's credentials for the job, and Argentina has an ambiguous position.