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President acknowledges second love child

ASUNCION — President Fernando Lugo has recognized a second love child - a 10-year-old boy, born to a nurse in the northern state where he served as a Catholic bishop before renouncing the priesthood and turning to politics.

Mr. Lugo’s attorney, Marcos Farina, said the president has told him to file the paperwork needed to change the boy’s last name to Lugo. His mother is Narcisa de la Cruz de Zarate, the fourth woman to have filed a paternity lawsuit against the 61-year-old former cleric.

Mr. Lugo has acknowledged fathering two of the four children named in paternity lawsuits against him.

He also accepted Guillermo Armindo, the child of Viviana Carrillo, after the woman accused him in 2009 of “irresponsible paternity.”

From wire dispatches and staff reports