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  • Tuesday, November 13th 2012 - 03:35 UTC

    Despite Unasur, Colombia and Chile ambassadors are back in Paraguay

    Colombian ambassador Barrantes with Paraguayan Senator Carrizosa  (Photo ABC/Color)

    Colombia and Chile ambassadors returned to Paraguay on Sunday after six months absence, the first two members from Unasur in doing so and in practical terms breaking the isolation imposed on the landlocked country following the political crisis which removed Fernando Lugo and had him replaced by current president Federico Franco.

  • Monday, November 12th 2012 - 21:57 UTC

    Ban Ki-moon and colonialism: people should be able to decide their own future

    The Secretary General said the UK has not violated relevant UN resolutions and called for UK/Argentina dialogue

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said UK is not violating relevant UN resolutions referred to the Falklands’ and more specifically on colonialism, he argued that a prevailing impression is that “people living under certain conditions should have a certain level of capacities so that they can decide their own future”, be it independence or some kind of government in their territories.

  • Saturday, November 10th 2012 - 06:08 UTC

    Colombia breaks isolation ring imposed on Paraguay by Unasur

    Ambassador Alberto Barrantes is back in Asunción after an absence of four months

    Colombia confirmed on Friday that its ambassador in Paraguay, Alberto Barrantes had returned to Asunción, four months after the political crisis triggered by the removal from office of Fernando Lugo and his replacement by President Federico Franco

  • Friday, November 9th 2012 - 06:41 UTC

    Chilean ambassador return to Paraguay ‘when electoral process begins’

    “On the return of diplomats (to Paraguay) there is not agreement” said Chilean minister Moreno

    Chilean Foreign minister Alfredo Moreno said on Thursday it had not been decided when Chile’s ambassador to Paraguay, Christian Maquieira would be returning to Asuncion and pointed out that the diplomat continues “in consultations” with Santiago, following the removal of former president Fernando Lugo.

  • Wednesday, November 7th 2012 - 22:06 UTC

    Return of Colombia ambassador, expected to break Unasur exclusion of Paraguay

    Ambassador Jorge Barrantes expected Sunday in Asunción. He should be followed by the Chilean ambassador

    Colombian ambassador Jorge Barrantes will be returning to his post in Asunción this weekend, the first Unasur country member to do so, according to Paraguayan Foreign minister Jose Fernandez Estigarribia. Chile is also expected to adopt a similar decision in the near future.

  • Tuesday, November 6th 2012 - 07:04 UTC

    Mercosur ‘denying Paraguay its legitimate right to the pro-tempore chair”

    Former Foreign minister Rachid claims there have been repeated violations of Mercosur founding treaty

    Mercosur is denying Paraguay its legitimate right to the pro-tempore chair of Mercosur next 7 December at the presidential summit in Brasilia when Uruguay will receive the relay from Brazil. On that same occasion Venezuela will be attending the meeting as full member for the first time, reports the Asuncion media.

  • Thursday, November 1st 2012 - 07:15 UTC

    Unasur planning in-situ mission to follow political situation in Paraguay

    Salomon Lerner said the next steps will be decided at the end of November during the Unasur presidential summit

    The special Unasur group for the monitoring and assessment of the political situation in Paraguay will recommend country members naming a mission that evaluates ‘in situ’ the electoral process in the landlocked country.

  • Monday, October 29th 2012 - 14:16 UTC

    Mercosur and EU committed to continue advancing in trade and political talks

    Next chance for Mercosur/EU talks in Santiago

    The Brazilian Foreign ministry revealed in a brief release that during October discussions between Mercosur and the European Union representatives both sides “confirmed their commitment to advance negotiations to achieve a wide ranging, balanced and ambitious agreement”.

  • Thursday, October 18th 2012 - 07:29 UTC

    Mercosur conflict still alive: Venezuela expels Paraguayan diplomats

    Charge d'affaires Victor Casartelli said all instructions were verbal

    Venezuela's government decided to expel Paraguay's remaining diplomats from the country, the top envoy at the Paraguayan Embassy said on Wednesday. Charge d'affaires Victor Casartelli said that he and three other Paraguayan diplomats in Caracas were told by Venezuela's Foreign Ministry to leave within three days.

  • Tuesday, October 16th 2012 - 13:44 UTC

    The message from the Venezuelan elections

    Ambassador R. Viswanathan

    By Ambassador R. Viswanathan - The free, fair and peaceful Venezuelan elections on Sunday 7 October, with a clear and accepted outcome has restored the confidence of the world, which had some doubts about the vulnerabilities of Latin American democracies – especially after the constitutional overthrow of President Lugo of Paraguay in June this year and the unconstitutional removal of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in 2009.