BY PEDRO SERVIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Paraguay's president-elect, Horacio Cartes, said Monday that he'll urge Congress to approve Venezuela's entry into Mercosur, and he apologized for making anti-gay comments during the campaign.
Cartes referred to anti-gay comments he had made, saying: "I have no shame in apologizing to those who felt offended for an expression of mine with respect to same-sex marriage."
During the campaign, Cartes said marriage should only be between a man and a woman.
"Everyone should live within the rules. If not, we'd be like the monkeys that swing in the trees," he said.