Global Insider: Fear of a Coup in Paraguay

During a summit of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) last week in Buenos Aires, the assembled heads of state discussed the possibility of a coup in Paraguay at a closed door meeting called by Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. In an e-mail interview, Council of the Americas’ Senior Director of Policy Christopher Sabatini explains the significance of the UNASUR meeting. WPR: What about the current political situation in Paraguay would lead President Lugo to believe a coup is imminent? Sabatini: President Lugo has had tense relationships with the military since he was inaugurated on Aug. 15, 2008, largely stemming […]

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