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Honduras and Paraguay coups raise questions about Venezuela

So far the U.S. has held back in regard to Venezuela, though it applauds destabilization there.


Unions, small farmers mobilize in Paraguay under U.S. eye

Paraguayan labor federations and small farmer organizations launched a general strike on March 26. Some 90 percent of workers in Asuncion honored the strike.


Agrarian-based oligarchy exerts control over post-coup Paraguay

The so-called "legal" coup that removed Fernando Lugo from power set the stage for large agricultural corporations to establish control over Paraguay's government.


Rightist wins Paraguay presidency, Left advances in Congress

Paraguayans are now wondering what kind of president Horacio Cartes will turn out to be.


Paraguay President Lugo ousted by the rich and powerful

Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, advocated for his country's rural poor.


Paraguay President overthrown in “express coup” by Congress

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was deposed in a 39 to 4 impeachment vote by the country's Senate. Vice President Federico Franco was sworn in as the new president.


South American summit tackles regional integration

Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.


Paraguay’s president in tough spot

Between a rock and a hard place: that describes the precarious situation of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo.


World Notes: India, France, Paraguay, Palestine

In India, women's representation gets major boost, France's Sarkozy loses in regional elections, Paraguay apologizes for repression, death squads, Israel grabs more Palestinian land with iron fist.


In South America, left-wing presidents face military aggression

Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun.

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