Growing Regional and International Rejection of Coup in Paraguay
Havana, June 25 (RHC) Regional and international rejection of the recent coup that ousted constitutional Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo continues to grow with leaders and organizations following the unfolding of events in the South American country.
The president of the Latin American Parliament Elias Castillo compared the ousting Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo to the coup staged in 2009 against Honduras’ Manuel Zelaya.
Castillo addressed the issue at the inauguration in Lima, Peru, of the 17th session of the Latin American Parliament’s commissions. This parliament must closely follow the consolidation of democracy in the region and assess the situation in Paraguay in an objective and rigorous manner, Castillo said.
The American Jurists Association, an NGO with consultant status at the United Nations rejected the coup against Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo in a statement issued in New York, PL news agency reported.
The statement, signed by continental president Vanessa Ramos, general secretary Hernan Rivaneira and consultant council president Beinusz Szmukler, describes the evens in Paraguay as unacceptable.
Meanwhile, ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said that the reinstatement of democratic order is the only solution to the crisis facing Paraguay.
Lugo said new organizations are now joining a large movement made up of farmers, social movements, international communications teams, and other entities, which are explaining what is happening and what will happen in Paraguay.
The rejection of the Federico Franco government, imposed after a parliamentary coup, will continue to grow, Lugo pointed out.