Sunday, 24 June 2012 00:00
BUENOS AIRES-- The Paraguayan Senate voted on Friday to impeach President Fernando Lugo in what many South American neighbors called a thinly-veiled attempt by political opponents to seize control of the government.
The speedy impeachment trial, which ended with 39 votes in favor and four against, with two abstentions, opened the way for Vice President Federico Franco to take his place and sparked violence in the capital Asuncion between Lugo's supporters and security forces stationed around the National Parliament building, where the trial took place.
- 25/06/2012 11:16 - New Paraguay leader faces mounting regional outcry
- 25/06/2012 11:15 - PHL receives increased U.S. aid amid 'diminishing U.S. funds' - Thomas
- 25/06/2012 11:14 - LPA spotted in S. Luzon has potential to become cyclone –PAGASA
- 25/06/2012 11:13 - Philippines' musicians sing their way out of poverty
- 24/06/2012 00:00 - China tightening grip on Spratlys
- 24/06/2012 00:00 - Malaysia summons Singapore envoy after poll rally
- 24/06/2012 00:00 - NEDA IX observes ICC-TB Meeting
- 24/06/2012 00:00 - PAF to get 25 more helicopters in December
- 23/06/2012 18:52 - Palace enjoins nation to pray for Dolphy’s immediate recovery
- 23/06/2012 18:52 - Sun Business and ACE Insurance partner to create mobile phone insurance program