The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations indicated that the regional group is evaluating the possibility of applying a protocol against coup d’états in Paraguay.
The foreign ministers of member countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will meet on Thursday evening to discuss the political situation in the sister Republic of Paraugay, said Secretary General Alí Rodríguez of Venezuela.
In an interview with TeleSUR, Rodríguez said the representatives of the member countries, who are currently gathered at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, will establish a common position regarding the political trial against Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo after an armed conflict in which six police officers and 11 frmers were killed in the town of Curuguaty.
“All the foreign ministers of UNASUR are there at the Rio+20 meeting. So all the representatives of UNASUR countries are present, including some presidents,” he said.
Various social movements have called the decision by the Paraguayan Parliament to put the head of state on trial a “coup attempt.”
Finally, Rodríguez said the regional bloc is evaluating the possibility of applying a protocol to guard against coups d’état in Paraguay.
Correo del Orinoco / Press – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / June 21, 2012