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Fernando Lugo, Paraguay's former president, talks to reporters outside his home in Lambare, on the outskirts of Asuncion, on Sunday, two days after Mr. Lugo was impeached and removed from office. He denounced the action as a "parliamentary coup." He exhorted his followers to remain peaceful as they hold protests. (Associated Press)

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Fernando Lugo, Paraguay's former president, talks to reporters outside his home in Lambare, on the outskirts of Asuncion, on Sunday, two days after Mr. Lugo was impeached and removed from office. He denounced the action as a "parliamentary coup." He exhorted his followers to remain peaceful as they hold protests. (Associated Press)

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Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo (center) smiles after talking with his followers outside the Public Television building in downtown Asuncion, Paraguay, in the early hours of Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo (center) smiles after talking with his followers outside the Public Television building in downtown Asuncion, Paraguay, in the early hours of Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Protesters demonstrate outside Parliament in the Plaza de Armas in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Thursday against lawmakers' approval to impeach Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. Paraguay's opposition-controlled Congress voted Thursday to begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. 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 protester's sign reads in Spanish "Lawmakers, we won't let you rob our democracy!" (Associated Press)

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Protesters demonstrate outside Parliament in the Plaza de Armas in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Thursday against lawmakers' approval to impeach Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. Paraguay's opposition-controlled Congress voted Thursday to begin impeachment proceedings against Mr. 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 protester's sign reads in Spanish "Lawmakers, we won't let you rob our democracy!" (Associated Press)

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Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo, front, leaves a hospital after a surgery in one of his legs in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)