Monday, June 25, 2012

That Paraguay thing: Dilma Roussef is the most ridiculous of them all

I would love to make an extensive article on Paraguay but time is not with me.  Suffice a single observation: when a "coup" is against a president, all raise arms in anguish, including Dilma Roussef that should have known better, if anything as to the responsibilities of her continent sized country and the still smarting fiasco of Lula in Honduras.  However when the "coup" is against a parliament of a judicial system, nobody cares to talk much about it.  The hypocrisy is deafening.  When Chavez did a parliamentary coup in 2010 against the elected new National Assembly, having the lame duck one empty it of any power for 18 months and castrating it of any significant influence for the rest of its term, nobody at UNASUR, nobody at Mercosur, nobody at OAS did much protesting, if it were not for, guess what, the Paraguayan Senate.

I am not going to enter into any consideration of whether Lugo had it coming, just pointing out that with a year left in his term maybe it is not worth the grief.  The precedents in Venezuela and Ecuador should have been kept in mind.

No, my point is that the "outrage" is in part at the tiny Paraguayan Senate for not allowing the corrupt business and governmental practices of big and powerful Brazil and Argentina with Venezuela run free of any control.  Mercosur may die with Lugo and I, for one, will not miss it.

There, somebody had to say it.


  1. Anonymous4:38 AM

    Yes! Thank you, Daniel. You are throwing aces here! I was so proud of little ol'Paraguay pointing out "the emperor has no clothes" -re.Chavez-2010.
    I agree with you about MERCOSUR. Fact is Chavez
    will never abide by the agreements in Mercosur.
    And,neither will Brazil or Argentina.
    This reminds me of Honduras in some ways-much cleaner. And I hope US does not make the same mistake as in the Honduras affair..
    You may see a plane leaving Venzuela to ferry Lugo to Venezuela soon..

  2. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Chavez cuts off Venezuelan oil to Paraguay-

    No big deal. Lugo was getting all the profits personally. One less bribe for Vzla to pay.

    1. True indeed, through among other things FLUVIALBA, a switcase joint set up between Lugo, through proxy Andrés René Guzmán, and Chavez, though Asdrubal Chavez. A monumental scam, about which we shall be publishing soon

  3. Well said Daniel. Just couldn't agree more. The sheer preposterousness of Ali Rodriguez calling for due process to be followed. It reminds of Raul Castro lessons in democracy. The world upside down...

  4. Dr. Faustus4:49 PM

    Can 'AB' explain what 'Fluvialba' is?

    Also, lemmee see if I got this right: (1) Paraguay owes Venezuela over 260 million dollars for past shipments of oil. (2) Hugo Chavez steps-in, loudly denounces his creditor, effectively gives him/her the finger in a public address, and then announces a cut-off of all future oil shipments to Paraguay. (3) So, like, what does the new Paraguayen government do with a 260 million dollar oil bill? Should we pay it now,...or, ah, just wait a little?

  5. Anonymous7:25 PM
    Rousseff is working hard to be Moron of the MOnth. I still believe CHavez will win though.He always does...
    Anonimo #5


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