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Paraguay demands respect from Mercosur, “if not leave us as we are” — MercoPress

May 31, 2013
English: MERCOSUR (orthographic projection)

English: MERCOSUR (orthographic projection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Paraguay recently defended itself from another would-be lifetime dictator when it impeached and ousted a recently elected president who had immediately begun doing the same kind of things that ex-dictator and auto-coup leader Manuel Zelaya did in Honduras, so that they followed their own constitution and removed him from office formally.

Of course when a legislative body of government ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE followed their law and removed a president who did NOT follow their law, Hugo Chavez and his presidential cheerleaders called this a “coup”. When a country defends itself against a dictator’s coup, the “Left” so-called calls it a “coup”. Unless they are getting rid of a “right-wing” president who did the same thing like Fujimori did in Peru, to
the sound of much quiet cheering by Peruvians.

Chavez wanted Mercosur to kick the OAS out of the way so he could take over all Latin America more easily. I don’t know what he’s complaining about, Insulza, the Secretary General at OAS did all his bidding, after all, and always said there was nothing he could do about the Venezuelan government shutting down all voices of opposition (and he never spoke out against it either), and tried to help force Honduras to put the coup leader Zelaya back in power. In other words, he couldn’t interfere in the internal affairs of a fascist/socialist dictatorship but he could interfere with a genuine republic as is Honduras.

Note that Insulza got his start in the dictatorship of Salvador Allende in Chile who set the pattern for this. Allende ran the country like a fiefdom, ignored laws passed by the also elected representatives of the people in Congress, who finally passed a resolution demanding that the military forces intervene to stop him. They had no constitutionally prescribed solution at the time.

Paraguay demands respect from Mercosur, “if not leave us as we are” (meaning leave  us out of your club of dictators, wolves in sheep’s clothing)— MercoPress:

The Argentine ambassador to Uruguay, Dante Dovena, assured that authorities are “working intensely” in preparations for the next Mercosur summit scheduled to take place on June 28th in Montevideo. However news from Paraguay doesn’t indicate the same optimism and are demanding respect for ‘the country’s dignity and rule of the law”.

“Our ministry and Argentine delegation before the Mercosur are giving a boost to the first meeting of the regional bloc in which both Venezuela and Paraguay will be present for the first time,” he said. “We hope there are no inconveniences in order to reinstate Paraguay as a member country after what we went through and that Venezuela can be appointed in the Pro Tempore presidency of the organization without any inconveniences,” he explained.

“I believe these two matters are everybody’s goals,” he said.

Ambassador Dovena was the only Mercosur member representative at that level that attended Paraguay’s national independence day celebration (May 15) in Montevideo. Not even the Uruguayan foreign ministry sent a top ranking official to the reception, President Jose Mujica was represented by the ministry’s head of protocol.

The newly elected leader of Panama:

After Horacio Cartes’ victory in the last Paraguayan presidential elections, diplomats from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay said that “they agree to leave without effect the suspension called on the landlocked nation by Mercosur members after former president Fernando Lugo was impeached in June last year.”

However the Paraguayan government and president-elect Cartes have anticipated that Mercosur members “will have to work out how to find respect for the rule of the law in Paraguay”. Cartes added that “the dignity of Paraguay must come out in absolute integrity. If it is going to be blemished, let it remain as it is”

The message was a strong signal to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay that last June decided the suspension of Paraguay because of the removal, following political impeachment, of Fernando Lugo by the country’s Senate, and his replacement by President Federico Franco.

“They will have to find a way so that Paraguayan rule of the law is respected”, insisted Cartes.

Mercosur presidents did in effect congratulate president-elect Cartes on his victory and welcomed the return of Paraguay to the block, but the suspension still is pending and apparently, according to Brazilian sources, won’t be lifted until next August 15, when Franco steps down and is replaced by Cartes.

“We’re not going to return because of money. Paraguay will return with its dignity fully respected; forget about condoning or rebates on Venezuelan oil, what matters is the dignity of Paraguay, the country’s rule of the law must come out with absolute integrity”, insisted Cartes.

The president-elect said Venezuela is not the problem: “however let’s not forget that President Nicolas Maduro is persona non grata for our Lower House and the Senate rejected the incorporation of Venezuela to Mercosur”.

Cartes recalled that Paraguay is a founding member of Mercosur, and the charter of Asuncion, and according to those rules the incorporation of any country “must be approved unanimously by the founding members, a decision which in this case did not happen and has injured the dignity and rule of the law in Paraguay”


Honduras stopped Zelaya’s Coup: Remember that

December 13, 2009

Beware of news and media reports that repeat lies about Honduras under cover of quotes from the coup plotting dictator Manuel Zelaya and his allies among the “Resistencia” liars.

Manuel Zelaya had already overthrown constitutional government, and ruled over his own coup d’etat.

The self-coup dictator Zelaya broke the law and Constitution when he refused to submit a 2009 budget to Congress, and spent tax receipts at whim.

He tried to extort “democratic” cover from Congress by threatening tanks, mobs, and cutting off their funds.

He tried to extort judicial cover from the Supreme Court by cutting off their funds.

He tried to extort cover from the Superior Elections Tribunal by cutting off their funds.

He violated the Constitution by calling for presidential re-election as part of a fraudulent constitutional assembly.

(The Honduran Constitution declares explicitly (Article 239) that any call for presidential reelection in any way, or support for it, direct or indirect, has automatically and immediately removed himself from any government post.)

He multiplied his violations by refusing to obey several Supreme Court orders to cease and desist in his illegal activities. (He said he didn’t have to follow any orders from pipsqueak judges).

He refused to implement any laws passed by Congress.

He employed foreign powers in his efforts to consolidate his overthrow of the government and subvert the Constitution and the republican form of government, printing his illegal and fraudulent “forms” in Venezuela.

He demonstrated his willingness to take his dictatorial ambitions to civil war when he defied the Supreme Court order confiscating the illegal “forms”, leading a violent mob to break into the warehouse where they were stored as evidence.

On June 25-26, he changed the title of his June 28 “referendum/survey” to eliminate the connection to the November 29 elections, and to cover for his plan to send a mob at the Honduran Congress that Sunday to prevent any countervailing action from there.

These are all things the golpista dictator Zelaya did in the open and publicly.

And now the entire world can see that Manuel Zelaya is an unmitigated liar who signs an agreement and then refuses to abide by it. One day he says one thing, the next day he says another.

The Brazilian Congressmen who visited Honduras said they were extremely surprised to find an almost totality of support for the consitutional transition government among Brazilians resident there.

You cannot trust the government-media complex anymore, because it shows itself beholden to the de facto powers that are working to establish their rule over the nations of the world. Honduras is just one case in point.

delighted to be the husband of a girl proudly Honduras,
and at another example of God’s defense of a little people that trusted in him…

Zelaya Wants More Protests: Still wants his coup

September 26, 2009

See here, from today September 25, 2009, Mel continues to show he never ever intended to negotiate anything, he never did accept the Arias accord, and he continues to do all the damage he can to his country, with his mentor and master Chavez pushing him on:

And if anybody tells you again that Mel’s “survey” was “non-binding” and he wasn’t supporting “re-election”, hear it for yourself right here:

His operatives spread false lies the other day that they were going to go into the embassy and get him, it was meant to incite the riots. They gouged the eye out of one policeman, they broke the limbs of others, there are numerous police in the hospitals. They were attacking them at random wherever they could get away with it.

And Brazil joins in active agression and violating international law by supporting his harangues and his inciting to violence to followers from the safe zone of their harbor, their embassy. The Brazilian government of Lula has just lost all credibility with Brazilians.

You can’t tell me that Zeliar went into Tegus, the capital of Honduras, without an arranged place to go ahead of time. Brazil is pretending they were caught off guard. Ha, yeah, fat chance.

Zeliar is also tight-lipped about who helped him, but I suspect this over-pampered mega-rancher who grew up with more land than he can look at in a lifetime, he couldn’t have done anything by himself. He had help from people who know how to sneak around, how to be quiet, how to disguise themselves.

And that ain’t any of his followers, even if you paid them. (He pays his rioters well). He’s not that smart either, the brains behind him was Patricia Rodas (or was that Patricia Rhodes, eh?). She was his secretary of state, was because he’s no longer president. Elvin Santos warned zeliar about her.

It was probably her hiding under the bed that night…