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Entrevista con Presidente de Paraguay, Fernando Lugo

29 Jun
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Resistencia popular en Paraguay se organiza

24 Jun

Presidente Fernando Lugo acata destitución

22 Jun

The coup in Paraguay has been completed with the removal of President Lugo, and the installing of an oligarch “President” in his place. Venezuela and Ecuador have refused to recognize the new regime in Paraguay. The issue here is wider: there was no need for Lugo to accept this decision on part of the oligarchy, and further the “call for calm.” The problem here is that there was a lack of real popular organization that could have removed the oligarchy – instead of a democratically elected President being removed. No doubt all of this is making empire smile and laugh all the way to the bank. But one would hope that the center-left governments will understand the situation, understand that flawed laws that favor the rich landowners and industrialists are not going to protect the governments. The only thing, the one thing that will protect the reforms and governments against imperial attacks are the vast majority of the people of Latin America.

El golpe de Estado en Paraguay se ha completado con la destitución del Presidente Lugo, y la instalación de un oligarca “Presidente” en su lugar. Venezuela y Ecuador se han negado a reconocer al nuevo régimen en el Paraguay. La cuestión aquí es más amplio: no había necesidad de Lugo a aceptar esta decisión por parte de la oligarquía. El problema aquí es que hubo una falta de organización popular real que podría haber quitado la oligarquía, en lugar de un Presidente democráticamente electo de ser removido. Sin duda, todo esto es que la sonrisa de imperio y reír todo el camino hasta el banco. Pero es de esperar que los gobiernos de centro-izquierda se entiende la situación, entender que las leyes defectuosas que favorecen a los ricos terratenientes y los industriales no van a proteger a los gobiernos. Lo único, lo único que protegerá las reformas y los gobiernos contra los ataques imperiales son la gran mayoría de los pueblos de América Latina.

Golpe de Estado, con ropaje jurídico, en Paraguay

Fernando Lugo: “Esto es un golpe de Estado express” – Paraguay

21 Jun

President Fernando Lugo was elected in 2008 by a landslide (an over 10% margin over his oligarchic opponent). Lugo, a former priest, influenced by Christian Liberation Theology ran on a platform of addressing social inequalities in Paraguay. Lugo’s administration, thus far, appears to be a mixed bag – he has faced significant difficulties getting his reforms passed through the Chamber and Senate that are largely oligarchy controlled. The issues that Lugo faces are smilar to that of other Latin American center-left governments: the region has not experienced a clear change of power relations (i.e. a revolution) – the media, and other centers of power largely remain in control of the landowners and industrialists – who have little or no interest in any reforms. As a result; the governments have left themselves open to challenges from the extremist right wings (with complete support from the imperial north, of-course).

Paraguayos se manifiestan en apoyo a su presidente