Feb 23, 2013 14:55 EST
A German diplomat has warned that the EU will sign no trade agreements with Mercosur without Paraguay, which was suspended from the South American bloc after the country's president was ousted.
Jan 27, 2013 21:03 EST
Latin American and European leaders agreed to boost bilateral trade as they ended a two-day summit overshadowed by a nightclub fire that killed at least 233 people in Brazil.
Jan 11, 2013 03:08 EST
Venezuela faced an uncertain future without its ailing President Hugo Chavez on Friday, a day after a giant rally in support of the cancer-striken leader on the day he was to have been sworn in for another term.
Jan 11, 2013 01:17 EST
Thousands of Venezuelans fervently swore "absolute loyalty" to Hugo Chavez in a giant rally for the cancer-stricken president on what was to have been his inauguration.
Jan 10, 2013 18:17 EST
Thousands of Venezuelans fervently swore "absolute loyalty" to Hugo Chavez Thursday in a giant rally for the cancer-stricken president on what was to have been his inauguration.
Jan 10, 2013 16:46 EST
Tens of thousands of flag-waving Venezuelans packed central Caracas Thursday in a fervent inauguration day rally for President Hugo Chavez, who was too sick in Cuba to make it himself.
Oct 05, 2012 01:26 EDT
Landless farm workers pushing for reform in Paraguay are regaining momentum three months after the movement lost one of its biggest champions with the ouster of president Fernando Lugo.
Aug 21, 2012 22:26 EDT
Paraguay, rocked two months ago by the ouster of its president Fernando Lugo, will hold general elections in April 2013, the country's superior court of electoral justice said.
Jul 31, 2012 17:30 EDT
After a six-year wait, Venezuela was welcomed here Tuesday as a full member of Mercosur, turning the regional trading bloc into the world's fifth largest economy as well as a food and energy giant.
Jul 30, 2012 23:10 EDT
After a six-year wait, Venezuela formally joins the Mercosur regional trading bloc as a full member Tuesday at a Brasilia ceremony to be attended by its mercurial President Hugo Chavez.
Jun 26, 2012 19:27 EDT
A proposed free trade deal between China and Mercosur would significantly boost trade with the Asian giant but regional analysts see little chance that it will emerge soon.
Jun 25, 2012 23:16 EDT
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday proposed a possible free trade pact between the Asian powerhouse and South American nations that make up the Mercosur regional trade bloc.
Jun 25, 2012 19:02 EDT
Paraguay's ousted president Fernando Lugo said Monday he would take his case to a summit of South American leaders this week as the country's Supreme Court rejected an appeal of his dismissal.
Jun 25, 2012 14:18 EDT
The United States voiced concern Monday about the speed of the impeachment of Paraguay's president Fernando Lugo but said it has not determined whether the country experienced a coup.
Jun 25, 2012 02:22 EDT
Paraguay's new president was barred from participating in a summit of South American leaders next week, deepening the country's isolation over the ouster of his predecessor Fernando Lugo.
Jun 24, 2012 17:36 EDT
Paraguay's new president was barred Sunday from participating in a summit of South American presidents next week, deepening the country's isolation over the ouster of former president Fernando Lugo.
Jun 24, 2012 17:07 EDT
The South American trading bloc Mercosur has suspended Paraguay from participating in a summit next week over the ouster of president Fernando Lugo, the Argentine foreign ministry announced Sunday.
Jun 24, 2012 14:46 EDT
The lightning quick removal of Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo over a land dispute underscores bitter resentments here over land ownership, poverty and staggering inequality.
Jun 24, 2012 02:45 EDT
Paraguay's ousted leader Fernando Lugo on Sunday accused lawmakers of carrying out a "parliamentary coup d'etat" to force him from power, as international protests mounted over his abrupt removal.
Jun 23, 2012 23:56 EDT
Paraguay's new president, Federico Franco, said he would turn to his ousted predecessor Fernando Lugo to help extricate the country from a wave of international protests over his abrupt removal from power.