Venezuela's foreign minister denounces a coup in Paraguay
Earlier, the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) warned that it would take action and implement the integration protocols in force, which involve sanctions
Foreign Minister of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro on Friday said that the Paraguayan Congress' decision to dismiss President Fernando Lugo has "a whiff of coup."
"We will inform our presidents" and see what decisions will be made, stated Maduro, who is in Asunción together with other foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), DPA reported.
Earlier, the Unasur warned that it would take action and implement the integration protocols in force, which involve sanctions.
Paraguay's Senate decided on Friday to remove Lugo for malfeasance in office. Lugo will be replaced immediately by Vice-President Federico Franco.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."