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Paraguay and the Southern Cone

• arclein
During the previous government, Paraguay strongly objected to admitting Venezuela to the MERCOSUR regional trade alliance. This came about when Paraguay was summarily ousted from MERCOSUR after accusations emerged that former President Fernando Lugo had been illegally impeached. Since President Cartes has sought to mend fences with his immediate neighbors, MERCOSUR member countries have shown some signs of respecting Paraguayan institutions and, particularly, its congress.

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