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Argentine government ends MERCOSUR Summit broadcast after Fernández’s speech

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government decided to cut off the transmission of the MERCOSUR event intended to broadcast the handover of the pro tempore presidency of the South American trade bloc.

It did so immediately after outgoing MERCOSUR president Alberto Fernández delivered his speech, leaving his peers unable to deliver their messages live. As the holder of the regional mandate, Argentina was the host and organizer of the diplomatic ceremony.

But only the words of the local dignitary were highlighted.

The other MERCOSUR presidents were notified of their invisibility just 10 minutes before the start of the . . .

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