Paraguay: Obama’s Second Latin American Coup by Shamus Cooke

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Paraguay

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Paraguay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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by Shamus Cooke
www.globalresearch.ca
June 23, 2012

The recent coup against Paraguay’s democratically elected president is not only a blow to democracy, but an attack against the working and poor population that supported and elected President Fernando Lugo, whom they see as a bulwark against the wealthy elite who’ve dominated the country for decades.

The U.S. mainstream media and politicians are not calling the events in Paraguay a coup, since the president is being “legally impeached” by the elite-dominated Paraguayan Congress. But as economist Mark Weisbrot explains in the Guardian:

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Venezuela Decries Attempted Coup in Paraguay, UNASUR Requests President’s Defense Guarantees

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Paraguay

An enlargeable map of the Republic of Paraguay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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By AVN / Prensa Latina
venezuelanalysis.com
June 22, 2012

The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Alí Rodríguez of Venezuela, said yesterday that guarantees ensuring a proper defense should be established in the proceedings against Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo.

Rodríguez said that due process must be respected in the case against the head of state, including providing the necessary time to prepare his defense.

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