Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo Ousted, Venezuela Stops Oil Shipments

‘Fake government’: Paraguay’s ousted President Fernando Lugo defiant after ‘coup’ (MSNBC, June 25, 2012):

ASUNCION, Paraguay – Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo branded the country’s new government illegitimate on Sunday and called for democracy to be restored as neighboring countries intensified criticism of his sudden impeachment.

Lugo, a leftist former Roman Catholic bishop, said his removal from office was “a parliamentary coup against the will of the people” and said he would back any peaceful effort to restore democracy in the South American nation.

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