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An Ibero-American Summit without Mercosur.

Asunción : Paraguay | Oct 26, 2011 at 5:35 AM PDT
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Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president

The Brazilian Dilma Rousseff and the Uruguayan José Mújica announced they will not attend for reasons of agenda; While that on Monday, October 24, declined the invitation argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, I argued reasons of a personal nature. The twenty-first Ibearoamericana Summit of Heads of State will begin on Friday 28 October in the Paraguayan capital.

According to the release of the Brazilian presidency, Dilma Rousseff decided not to participate due to"agenda". According to reports, the President recently participated in several international meetings in Africa and Europe, next week will travel to France to attend the Summit of the G-20 and also "has an internal agenda to meet". Antonio Patriota Chancellor will represent Brazil in the Ibero-American Summit.

Anyway, since Brazil recalled that Rousseff will have opportunity to meet with the Latin American Presidents three times before the end of the year: the Summit of Unasur, which brings together South American countries at the end of November in Asunción; the Summit to create the community of Latin American countries and Caribbean (CELAC), 2 and 3 December in Venezuela; and the Summit of the Mercosur in December in Uruguay.

Mujica will be represented by his Vice President, Danilo Astori. Although the reasons for their absence are not known, the agency EFE appropriated that days earlier that people close to the ruler of 76 years had cast doubt on his trip to Paraguay, apparently by the fatigue accumulated after their recent tour by Sweden, Norway, Germany and Belgium, which ended last Friday.

Finally, the Argentine President announced Monday 24 which would not travel to the Paraguayan capital, since it's days "complicated personally", because the next 27th marks a year of the death of former President Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007), her husband and predecessor. "We respect his reasons," said today Wednesday 26 journalists on the decision of Fernández de Kirchner Paraguayan Chancellor, Jorge Lara Castro.

For the analyst political and former Minister Horacio Galeano "is not good news for Paraguay or the Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo that the most important countries for us geopolitical and strategically not in this quote".

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Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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