Democraship In Paraguay

Very excellent article that describes the coup in Paraguay and the immediate consequences.

…The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) treated what happened in Paraguay for what it is; a coup. Same with Mercosur. The contrast with Washington’s position couldn’t be more glaring. Coup plotter Federico Franco is a darling of the US Embassy in Asuncion.

Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Ecuador won’t recognize the coup plotters. Venezuela cut off oil sales to Paraguay. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed the expulsion of Paraguay from both Unasur and Mercosur.

Paraguay is already suspended; this means coup plotter Federico Franco was prevented from attending a key Mercosur meeting last week in Mendoza, Argentina, when the temporary Mercosur presidency would be handed over to Paraguay. The Paraguayan oligarchy – under Washington’s orders – was blocking Venezuela’s entrance in Mercosur. Not anymore; Venezuela becomes a full member by the end of the month…

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