Paraguay latest in South America to recognize Palestine state; acknowledges pre-1967 borders
By The Associated Press (CP) – 1 day ago
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay has joined a string of South American nations in recognizing an independent Palestinian state.
A declaration from the government of President Fernando Lugo also recognizes Palestine’s borders predating the Six-Day War of 1967, when Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza.
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador all made similar proclamations in recent weeks.
Chile and Peru also recognized a sovereign Palestine. But they said the border issue must be worked out between Israelis and Palestinians.
Paraguay issued its declaration Friday, ahead of a mid-February summit in Peru of South American and Arab leaders