Paraguay Refuses Immunity to US Soldiers

(via Newsvine)

Paraguay’s decision to refuse diplomatic immunity for U.S. troops and not to renew a military cooperation pact sparked debate Tuesday, with analysts calling the developments a blow to U.S. attempts to improve regional ties. Foreign Minster Ruben Ramirez said Monday that Paraguay and Washington would not renew a defense-cooperation agreement for 2007 over the South American country’s refusal to grant U.S. troops inside Paraguay immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.