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WikiLeaks Paraguay: Obama, Rousseff and Chávez Face Off in Geopolitical Battle

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The conventional wisdom is that Paraguay's shakeup represents a big geopolitical blow to Brazil and an upset triumph for Washington. There's a degree of truth in such interpretations, but the situation is a bit more complex and nuanced.

WikiLeaks: Paraguay's "Quasi-Coup" Has the Smell of Oil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that the U.S. has preserved its strategic position in Paraguay and Venezuela has lost influence, it's time to step back and sort out what actually happened here.

WikiLeaks: Washington and Paraguay's 'Quasi-Coup'

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

There's no evidence that the U.S. had a direct hand in Lugo's removal, yet judging from secret correspondence recently released by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks, Washington will be somewhat relieved to have rid itself of Paraguay's pesky Bishop President.

Condy and Hillary's "Tug of War" With Chávez in Paraguay

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.12.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For isolated and impoverished countries, it can sometimes prove difficult to pursue an independent foreign policy which challenges Washington's tradit...

Paraguayan Shadow Government Looks To Regain Power

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said Monday that he is aiming to return to power and will rally allies at home an...

Venezuela Cuts Off Oil To Paraguay

AP | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his country will cut off oil shipments to Paraguay to protest the ouster of Fernando Lugo....

Ousted President Calls Move 'Parliamentary Coup'

AP | PEDRO SERVIN and PETER ORSI | Posted 08.24.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo fought back Sunday against the politicians who engineered his dismissal, setting ...

Paraguay Ousts President

AP | PETER ORSI and BELEN BOGADO | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay's newly sworn-in president set about forming a new government Saturday as he promised to honor foreign commitments...

Paraguay's President Goes On Trial

AP | PEDRO SERVIN and BELEN BOGADO | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay's Senate removed President Fernando Lugo from office in a rapid impeachment trial on Friday, and the leftist forme...

Paraguay President Recognizes Another Love Child

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay's president and former priest Fernando Lugo has recognized a second love-child. This time it's a 10-year-old boy, ...

Paul McCartney Snubs Paraguay's President

AP | Posted 06.17.2012 | Entertainment

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paul McCartney has turned down the offer for a presidential tour of Paraguay's government palace in the capital of Asuncion...

Paraguay Awaits Lugo's Exit

AP | By PEDRO SERVIN and MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Paraguay's congress closed its doors last week for more than two months of paid vacation, showing no interest in giving Presiden...

WikiLeaks: Fissures Over South American Left Integration

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Behind all of the lofty rhetoric and idealism, serious fissures remain within South America's leftist movement, both within individual countries and within the larger regional milieu.

Dispatch From Caracas

Oliver Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oliver Stone

Is Hugo Chávez really the anti-American pariah we've read about for years? Is he really all that different from the other democratic, left-of-center leaders who now govern most of the region? I don't believe so.

Paraguay: President Fernando Lugo Hit With 3rd Paternity Suit

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — A third woman has filed a paternity claim against Paraguay's Roman Catholic bishop-turned- president, her lawyer confirmed ...

Paraguay Paternity Scandal: Lugo Seeks Forgiveness

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — President Fernando Lugo asked for forgiveness Friday for a paternity scandal in which three women claim the former Roman Ca...

Paraguay President Paternity Scandal Continues With Third Fatherhood Claim

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — A third woman came forward Wednesday claiming Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is the father of her child _ this one a 16...

Fernando Lugo Paternity Saga: Another Woman Claims Paraguay President Fathered Her Child

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay's president was hit with another paternity claim Monday, just a week after the former Roman Catholic bishop acknow...

Fernando Lugo, Paraguay's Bishop-Turned-President, Admits To Fathering Child

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo admitted Monday he is the father of a child conceived while he was still a Roman Catholi...