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South American countries have reacted to the ousting of Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo by suspending the country’s membership from key trading groups. Mercosur, South America’s major trading bloc, and the Union of South American Nations have both suspended membership for Paraguay until new democratic elections are held. But this seemingly clear stance has been ...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo was impeached and removed from office in a move which took only a few hours. The president was replaced by his deputy after he alienated most of his allies in Congress while pushing for land reforms. But will this coup herald another dark period in the country’s political history?