Paraguay’s Vice-President Federico Franco told reporters today that his government “is totally legitimate” and remembered that he as the ousted President Fernando Lugo was “also elected by the people of this country.”
Paraguay’s government blasted Mercosur’s decision of taking Venezuela as a full member of the bloc "before finishing the legislative procedure to so" and assured the measure lacks legal recognition. President Federico Franco also said that his country's suspension from the bloc 'is illegal and illegitimate.'
Paraguay will protest against a Customs' measure applied by Argentina that, according to local merchants, it endangers the exports, President Federico Franco reported.
The United Nations has called for Spain to overturn a 1977 amnesty law that pardons crimes committed during the 36-year dictatorship of General Franco.
Former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon urged a United Nations panel to push his country into investigating the disappearances of 150,000 civilians believed killed by forces of the late dictator Francisco Franco between 1936 and 1951.
PRO lawmaker Federico Sturzenegger questioned the alleged “use of public resources to gather militants in Plaza de Mayo” and added such demonstrations reminded him of "Mussolini and Franco."
Former prime minister Adolfo Suarez, who steered Spain through one of the most turbulent periods in its political history after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, died today at the age of 81.