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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