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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez (left) is welcomed into Mercosur by Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina (photo:dpa)

Paraguay is isolated after presidential coup

South American countries have reacted to the ousting of Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo by suspending the country’s membership from key trading groups. Mercosur, South America’s major trading bloc, and the Union of South American Nations have both suspended membership for Paraguay until new democratic elections are held. But this seemingly clear stance has been ...
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