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Topic - Fernando Lugo
Voters in Paraguay have a chance to solidify democracy Sunday in a presidential election that pits a candidate from a political party that governed for more than six decades against a hopeful from a party that currently holds the presidency, according to a former U.S. ambassador to the South American country.
Lucia Aguero stood with the other farmers in the standoff. About 300 of them had occupied the rich politician's land that they insisted wasn't legally his.
Colombian military authorities said they recovered six bodies of FARC rebels slain in an air raid on three guerrilla camps in a southwestern jungle region.
A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid in a remote region of Honduras was part of an aggressive new enforcement strategy that has sharply increased the interception of drug flights.
Fernando Lugo emerged early Sunday to denounce his ouster as Paraguay's president as a "parliamentary coup" and a "foreordained sentence" that was not based on proper evidence.
Paraguayan lawmakers voted to impeach President Fernando Lugo for his role in a deadly clash involving landless farmers and announced that the former Roman Catholic bishop's impeachment trial would begin on Friday in the Senate.
The pope's butler was formally questioned Tuesday in the investigation into the leaks of the pope's papers, a scandal that represents one of the gravest security breaches in recent Vatican history.
Paul McCartney has turned down the offer for a presidential tour of Paraguay's government palace in the capital of Asuncion.
Paraguay's National Congress closed its doors in December for more than two months of paid vacation, showing no interest in giving President Fernando Lugo anything on his wish list, even after lawmakers return to work in March.
Hurricane Jova strengthened to a major, Category 3 hurricane Monday as it blew toward Mexico's Pacific coast, threatening the idyllic beach resort of Barra de Navidad and one of the nation's biggest cargo ports.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has been diagnosed with cancer but his prognosis is good, doctors said Saturday.
His land-redistribution efforts were threatening the economic interests of the country's most powerful businessmen, and they needed a scandal big enough to bring him down, he said.
"This government of coup-plotters has no interest or political will to seriously investigate and clear up the case. And the prosecutor's performance gives little credibility," Mr. Lugo declared last month.