Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paraguay President Fernando Lugo Ousted in Political 'Coup d'Etat'

Technically, it's not a coup, but some folks are still questioning the parliamentary removal of President Fernando Lugo.

See the Sidney Morning Herald, "Paraguay 'coup' prompts isolation threats."

And at Telegraph UK, "Paraguay's ousted leader Fernando Lugo denounces 'coup'":
Paraguay's ousted President Fernando Lugo has broken cover to accuse the country's Congress of carrying out a "parliamentary coup d'etat" to force him from power.

The New York Times also reports, "In Paraguay, Democracy’s All-Too-Speedy Trial."

But see BabalĂș, "Some good news from Latin America, for a change."

And don't miss Fausta, "Paraguay: Lugo will be spending more time with his families":
As previously posted, Fernando Lugo, the Catholic bishop who’s sired at least a dozen children by several women (at least one of which was underage at the time), has crowned his political career by getting himself impeached.
Well, that adds an interesting twist to the story. I'm sure Lugo and his dozen kids will great ample support from the Obama White House. 3, 2, 1...