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Cuban Mission in Paraguay Surpasses 5,500 Surgeries

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The Miracle Mission of the Cuban collaborators in Paraguay surpasses today about 5,520 eye surgeries performed in the course of this year. Their work in 2015 began on January 26 for being the staff on holiday and closed on September 1 with 5,521 surgeries, of which 1,605 were of cataract, totaling 25,655 operations in eight years.

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MERCOSUR Summit to Make Venezuela’s Membership Official

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Brasilia, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela will make Caracas’ membership in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) official at an extraordinary summit of the regional bloc at Planalto Palace on Tuesday. On July 4, 2006, the then presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay agreed on Venezuela’s membership in MERCOSUR.

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Presidents to Attend MERCOSUR Extraordinary Summit in Brazil

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Brasilia, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and Venezuela, Hugo Chavez will arrive today to Brasilia to participate in a MERCOSUR Extraordinary Summit, scheduled for tomorrow, with their Brazilian colleague Dilma Rousseff. The top meeting of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) will formalize Venezuela’s entry into the regional block, six years after it was passed that membership, but had failed to materialize by the refusal of the Paraguayan parliament.

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Lugo Denounces in Russia Paraguayan Coup

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Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo denounced again the conduct of a parliamentary coup and the fragile democracy in his country in an interview published today by the Russian press. There was a parliamentary coup that excluded overnight an elected president by the majority of the country, Lugo denounced in an interview with Channel Russia Today (RT). Much of the Paraguayan media says “that nothing happened here, that everything is quiet, no representation or dead, no blood,” the statesman said.

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OAS Paraguay Decision Still Pending Despite Insulza´s Report

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A final decision on the position adopted by the OAS in the case of Paraguay remains pending, despite the favorable report from secretary general, José Miguel Insulza to the government of Federico Franco, being challenged both inside and outside the country. The executive that emerged from the parliamentary coup which ousted President Fernando Lugo showed some impatience yesterday to verify whether Insulza’s proposal, equivalent to leaving everything as is, had any support at all among member states of the organization.

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OAS members to critically examine Insulza´s Report

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The report presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, about the situation in Paraguay passed today to a critical scrutiny by the member countries from that organization. Described as biased and intentionally far from the country’s reality by some Paraguayan politicians and social organizations, the report pretends to alienate any kind of condemnation to the parliamentary coup that removed Constitutional President Fernando Lugo from office. After Insulza’s statements were analyzed by different OAS member governments, a new special regional meeting will be held, to adopt a definitive resolution about the issue.