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Paraguay will not face Mercosur economic sanctions

Paraguay will not face Mercosur economic sanctions

Argentina's President says the Mercosur trade bloc will not slap economic sanctions on Paraguay after the ousting of its president.
Fernando Lugo was ousted by the Paraguayan Congress a week ago in a fast trial triggered by a land eviction that killed 17 people in gunbattles between police and landless peasants. Mercosur leaders criticized the move and barred Lugo's replacement former Vice President Federico Franco from attending the summit.
But Argentine President Cristina Fernandez told other heads of state at a Mercosur summit in Mendoza, Argentina that economic sanctions would hurt the Paraguayan people.


Updated : 2021-01-17 06:10 GMT+08:00