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Paraguayan Senate Ousts President Lugo

Categories: Latin America, Paraguay, Breaking News, Governance, Politics

On Friday, June 22, the Paraguayan Senate voted in favor of removing President Fernando Lugo [1] from office. Lawmakers brought President Lugo to an impeachment trial [2] after 17 people died in a land dispute [3] last week. Netizens followed the trial throughout the day, posting their impressions and reactions on Twitter using the hashtags #Lugo [4] and #juiciopolítico [5] (“political trial”). Others also used #apoyoaLugo [6] (“I support Lugo”) to show their support for the President.