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Paraguay's New President is Sworn In

Businessman Horacio Cartes became the new president of Paraguay, ending the political and diplomatic impasse that the country entered into with the impeachment of Fernando Lugo in June 2012.

Daily Headlines: August 16, 2013

Paraguay: Conservative business tycoon Horacio Cartes was sworn in yesterday as Paraguay’s first democratically-elected president since the controversial June 2012 ouster of Fernando Lugo. Mexico: A Mexican judge issued an arrest warrant...Show More Summary

Paraguayans Elect Tobacco Magnate as President

(ASUNCION, Paraguay) — Paraguayans elected a tobacco magnate as their new leader Sunday, returning the conservative Colorado Party to the presidency that it held for 61 years before former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won the office in 2008. Show More Summary

Tobacco magnate wins Paraguay election

Horacio Cartes defeats Liberal Party rival to fill post left vacant by President Fernando Lugo's impeachment last year.

Paraguay votes to choose new president

Exit polls predict big win for Colorado Party's Horacio Cartes in election to find replacement for Fernando Lugo.

Paraguayan Peasant Leader Assassinated

Gunmen have murdered one of the surviving leaders of a peasant movement whose land dispute with a powerful politician prompted the end of Fernando Lugo's presidency earlier this year. After he stepped outside his home to feed his farm animals, Vidal Vega, 48, was hit four times by bullets from...

Land reform protests heat up in Paraguay

ÓACUNDAY, Paraguay — Landless farm workers pushing for reform in Paraguay are regaining momentum three months after the movement lost one of its biggest champions with the ouster of president Fernando Lugo. Farm-worker groups have mobilized to demand the expropriation … Continue reading ?

Daily Headlines: September 6, 2012

Paraguay: Reporters Without Borders denounced the “purge” of twenty-seven employees of a state-run TV station allegedly due to their support of ousted President Fernando Lugo. Latin America: “The balance of the political and economic...Show More Summary

Paraguay: Tweets for Federico Franco on his Birthday

E'a [es] aggregates tweets dedicated to Federico Franco on his birthday. Federico Franco is the new President of Paraguay after Fernando Lugo was removed from office on June 22, 2012. You can read more tweets under the hashtag #EnTuDiaFrancoGolpista [es]. Written by Silvia Viñas · comments (0) Share: Donate ·...

Daily Headlines: June 29, 2012

Paraguay: The Mercosur bloc will allegedly suspend Paraguay over the controversial impeachment of President Fernando Lugo but will not push for economic sanctions. Ecuador: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that he “almost certainly will not” leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London and surrender to local police. Show More Summary

The carefully organized Paraguay coup

Under Barack Obama's watch, Paraguay's Fernando Lugo is the second Latin American leftist president to have been deposed from office in a scenario orchestrated by his political opponents and very close friends of the U.S. Nil Nikandrov predicts that this pattern of constitutional "soft" coups against defiant leaders - successfully tested by the U.S. Show More Summary

Paraguay: President’s Forced Exit Was No Coup, but Still Deserves Scorn

If I were a Paraguayan politician, I’d be thanking God right now for Honduras. Last Friday, June 22, Paraguay’s Congress resoundingly impeached, convicted and removed from office President Fernando Lugo for dereliction of duty – and his trial, while technically constitutional, was conducted in a fashion so rushed and summary it would have embarrassed kangaroos. [...]

Paraguay: Reporters Without Borders Concerned About Public Media

Reporters Without Borders has published a statement saying that their organization, “has every right to be alarmed, as the country’s democracy seems to have been shaken and undermined”, after Fernando Lugo was ousted as President of Paraguay last Friday, June 22. Written by Silvia Viñas · comments (0) Share: Donate...

Ousted Paraguayan Leader Hopes to Regain Power

Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said Monday that he is aiming to return to power and will rally allies at home and abroad after a landslide congressional vote forced him from office.

Out Lugo

3 years agoNews : America's View

WHEN Fernando Lugo was elected as Paraguay’s president in 2008, it was hailed as a crucial step forward for democracy in the landlocked South American country. Even after the 35-year rule of Alfredo Stroessner, a military dictator, came to an end in 1989, candidates from his conservative Colorado Party won the next three presidential elections. Show More Summary

Venezuela Recalls its Envoy to Paraguay

Venezuela has recalled its ambassador to Paraguay and suspended oil export to protest the impeachment of Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Paraguay's ousted leader says won't help new government

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's ousted President Fernando Lugo branded the country's new government illegitimate on Sunday and said he would not collaborate with a "false" administration as neighbouring countries step up criticism of his rapid impeachment. Show More Summary

Paraguay's President Lugo's removal draws strong reactions

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Governments in Latin America have reacted angrily to the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in the wake of a land dispute scandal. Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have condemned the move and recalled their ambassadors for...Show More Summary

Paraguay

Yesterday, the Paraguayan Senate removed democratically-elected leftist president Fernando Lugo from power in what probably isn’t technically a coup since the Senate followed the Constitution. But it was little more than a politically motivated move to eliminate a president that spoke for the nation’s vast number of impoverished people. Show More Summary

Paraguay in Crisis After Ouster of Leftist President

The ouster of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, a former Roman Catholic bishop elected with a strong anti-poverty mandate, is whipping up fierce criticism around the region, with the leaders of other South American countries calling it a "coup" and threatening not to recognize the new government, reports the AP. Argentina...

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