The Paraguayan government has stated that they will not recognize Venezuela as the chair of Mercosur. Venezuela is set to take the position as chair in the upcoming summit but the Paraguayan government holds that they should have been given the position. The backlash comes from the conditions Venezuela was inducted into the organization as Paraguay had been suspended from Mercosur due to the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo.  (March 26, 2013 MercoPress)