Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 23:32 UTC

Unasur delegation travels to Paraguay to ensure “democratic system integrity”

Leaders meeting in Rio suspect of a coup to oust President Lugo

A delegation of Foreign Affairs ministers should be arriving late Thursday to Asunción where the Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo is facing political impeachment that could have him out of office.

Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 23:25 UTC

Paraguayan Senate prepares to oust President Lugo on Friday appealing to an impeachment process

If all rolls as planned by the Senate Federico Franco is to replace President Lugo

The Paraguayan Senate has summoned President Fernando Lugo for Friday midday to commence the political impeachment process which was voted almost unanimously in the Lower House (76 to 1) and will decide on his future.

Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 17:52 UTC

UK to reopen embassy in Paraguay and new embassy in Haiti

Foreign Secretary Hague made the announcement to the UK Parliament

Following on the UK policy to establish closer ties with Latin America, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced plans to re-open the British Embassy in Paraguay and a new British Embassy in Haiti.

Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 16:35 UTC

Urgent meeting of Unasur leaders to address the Paraguayan situation

Unasur presidents attending the Rio+20 summit met urgently on Thursday to analyze the current political situation in Paraguay where President Fernando Lugo is facing political impeachment following a land eviction incident that killed 17 peasants and policemen.

Thursday, June 21st 2012 - 15:56 UTC

Paraguayan president faces impeachment following 17 killings in land eviction incident

President Lugo accused the Congress of trying “to interrupt the democratic process.”

Paraguay's opposition-controlled lower house of Congress voted today to start impeachment proceedings against President Fernando Lugo following a land eviction in which 17 police and peasant farmers were killed last week.

Saturday, June 16th 2012 - 02:53 UTC

Paraguay landless peasants-police shootout kills 18; Army moves into the area

 President Lugo and former Minister of Interior Carlos Filizzola during a press conference

Paraguay sent the Army after at least 18 people were killed and over eighty wounded, many of them seriously, on Friday in armed clashes that erupted when police tried to evict landless peasant farmers squatting a privately-owned farm in Paraguay, officials said.

Tuesday, June 5th 2012 - 23:27 UTC

Paraguayan president and former bishop admits fathering a second child

President Lugo, also known as the “bishop of the poor” has several other claims pending

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo admitted on Tuesday fathering a second child when he was a Roman Catholic bishop, in an apparent effort to limit damage from the latest paternity scandal to emerge during his four-year-old presidency.

Friday, June 1st 2012 - 06:52 UTC

Paraguayan president returns after a two-week controversial tour of Asia

Lugo with Indian authorities in New Delhi

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo returns home this week after a two-week” tour of Asia where he went in search of new markets for Paraguay’s two largest exports, beef and soy.

Monday, May 28th 2012 - 01:01 UTC

Argentina and Brazil celebrate naming of Iguazú Falls as one of New7Wonders

Weber (left) and Misiones governor Maurice Closs (right) unveil the plaque listing Iguazu Falls as one of the New7Wonders of Nature

A huge orchestra comprising 700 children from seven Latin American countries, plus China and South Korea, played music from the soundtrack of “The Mission” as the Iguazú Falls shared by Argentina and Brazil were officially inaugurated one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Friday, May 25th 2012 - 21:37 UTC

Paraguay proposes India long-term plan to exchange food for investments and technology

President Lugo is received by his peer Pratibha Patil

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo currently visiting India proposed an exchange of food for investment and technology. Lugo was received by President Pratibha Patil and later by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.


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