Stories about Paraguay from April, 2008
After a decisive victory in the recent Paraguayan presidential elections, local bloggers provide their thoughts on their hopes for the new government of Fernando Lugo, Others take a look at the tenure of outgoing president Nicanor Duarte, while others revel in the long awaited victory over the Colorado party.
Paraguay went to the polls to elect its next president on April 20th. Gathering nearly 41% of the vote was the former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo. His victory ends a 61 year run by the Colorado party and the exit of outgoing president Nicanor Duarte, who will leave on August 15.
“Do You Know Where To Vote?” asks Guillermo Verdún of Paraguayo [es] in preparation for this weekend's presidential elections. To help out, he places a input on his blog that links to the Electoral Court's website to inform potential voters of the nearest polling center.
Mi Paraguay [es] writes about current president Nicanor Duarte's rather crass response to the media, who allegedly “look for the fall of the Colorado Party.” Duarte says that on election day on April 20, that the media will “choke on their own vomit,” because the candidate of his party will...
Liam of Políticamente Incorrecto [es] provides his thoughts on the recent Paraguayan presidential debate and does not think highly of the ANR candidate Blanca Ovelar's “empty promises.”
Margarida C. collects reactions to the “Most Racist Article of the Year” award given to the newspaper La Nación of Paraguay, which had “compared Paraguaya Indians to a ‘dangerous cancer’ and described them as ‘filthy’.”
Zoopolítica [es] thinks it is rather unfortunate that 15 of the top 20 candidates for senator for the ANR party in Paraguay have been suspected of being involved with cases of corruption.