Land inequality in Paraguay plays role in Fernando Lugo’s removal from presidency
- Year: 2012
- Length: 6:26 minutes (5.89 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In Paraguay, the removal of Fernando Lugo from presidency has drawn condemnation from regional leaders and sparked protests within the country.
Lugo, who had one more year in his term was formally impeached by the Senate on Friday on charges related to a police operation earlier this month to remove peasants from land that led to some/estimated 17 deaths. Lugo’s election in 2008 ended more than 60 years of rule by the dominant Colorado Party. His Vice President Frederico Franco has assumed power.
For more, we’re joined by Mark Weisbrot, co director for the Center for Economic and Policy Research.