Hugo Chavez Says He’s in Good Health

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he is in good health and denied rumors that he had medical checkups during his visit to Brazil, aimed at making Caracas’s entry into the South Common Market (MERCOSUR) official.»

Paraguay Suspended from Mercosur Trade Bloc

South American foreign ministers have suspended Paraguay from the regional trade bloc, Mercosur, over last week’s parliamentary coup against President Fernando Lugo, Argentine Foreign Minister said on Friday.»

UNASUR Members to Meet in Lima over Paraguayan Situation

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced today that the heads of State of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will meet in Lima on Wednesday, June 27, to discuss the Paraguayan situation following the recent coup d’ etat in that South American nation.»