April 1, 2017

Protesting Re-Election Bill, Paraguayans Set Congress on Fire

A group of Paraguayan senators voted for a bill that would allow for re-election, permitting right-wing President Horacio Cartes to stand.

Thousands of Paraguayans on Friday night took to the streets to protest against the decision of their country’s Congress to amend the constitution to allow for presidential re-election - a move that would allow right-wing President Horacio Cartes to stand in 2018. Read more.

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Related,
Paraguay rioters set fire to Congress after Senate re-election vote - Reuters
Protesters set Paraguay Congress ablaze, 30 injured in clashes over constitutional reform (video) - RT

Paraguay fears dictatorship as president moves to amend constitution - Guardian

Paraguay's Forgotten Coup (video) - Al Jazeera
Imperial Designs? Current US Ambassador to Brazil Served in Paraguay Prior to 2012 Coup - teleSUR

Paraguay's new president was targeted by the DEA - AP
Demonstranten bestormen parlement Paraguay (video) - NOS

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