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  Lugo, Fernando
AffiliationPatriotic Alliance for Change  
NameFernando Lugo
, , Paraguay
Born May 30, 1949 (67 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedCraverguy
Jun 23, 2012 12:11am
Tags Hispanic - Socialist - Single - Cancer - Impeached - Removed From Office - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoFernando Armindo Lugo Méndez (born May 30, 1949 in San Pedro, San Pedro, Paraguay) is a Paraguayan politician and former Roman Catholic bishop. He is a presidential pre-candidate in the 2008 election. He had requested laicization, but was instead suspended from priestly ministry for running for office.

Lugo was ordained a priest on August 15, 1977 as part of the Society of the Divine Word and was ordained Bishop of San Pedro, Paraguay in 1994.

Following his presidential aspirations, Lugo resigned as bishop on January 11, 2005.

Known as "the bishop of the poor", Lugo is seen by many as the most serious threat to the dominance of the Colorado Party on Paraguayan politics. Although he has said he finds the presidency of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela interesting, he has also made a point to distance himself from populist leaders in Latin America, focusing more on social inequality in Paraguay.

On February 23, 2007, a Prensa Latina article noted that the Paraguayan Interior Ministry offered Lugo protection because of the death threats he has received during the course of his political activities.



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Jun 22, 2012 07:35pm News Paraguay's president Fernando Lugo ousted from office  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 21, 2012 05:45pm News Paraguay president faces impeachment  Article IndyGeorgia 

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