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  • Paraguay under pressure after president impeached June 24, 2012

    Asuncion: Paraguay's new president said on Saturday he would ask his impeached predecessor to help quell regional tensions after Argentina withdrew its ambassador in protest at what it said was a coup and Brazil recalled its top diplomat for consultations. Paraguay's South American neighbours and key trading partners are taking it...
  • Paraguay's president ousted in impeachment trial June 23, 2012

    Asuncion: Paraguay's Congress removed President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday after a lightningquick impeachment that he said was tantamount to a coup but pledged to accept. Lugo, a silverhaired former Roman Catholic bishop who quit the Church to run for president, was found guilty of mishandling armed clashes over a...