Paraguay's leftist president faces impeachment




 
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Paraguay's leftist president faces impeachment
 
June 22nd, 2012  
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Paraguay's leftist president faces impeachment
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's Senate will decide whether to oust President Fernando Lugo in a lightning-quick impeachment trial on Friday that he says is tantamount to a coup. Lugo, a silver-haired former Catholic bishop who quit the church to run for the presidency, is accused of mishandling armed clashes over a land eviction in which 17 police and peasant farmers were killed last week. His rivals, who firmly control both congressional houses, were confident they would get the votes needed to remove the president. ...




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