August 23, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Paraguay's Congress on Thursday officially granted President Horatio Cartes the power to order military interventions without prior legislative approval. The grant of power came after five security guards were were killed by the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) in northern Paraguay. Opponents of the ...[read more]
June 23, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Paraguay's Congress on Friday removed president Fernando Lugo from office after it found him guilty of mishandling armed clashes that took place last week during which 17 police and farmers were killed. The lower house of Congress voted 76-1 on Thursday to impeach Lugo, while the Senate made the ...[read more]
January 10, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Italy Thursday requested the extradition of 139 South Americans accused of kidnapping and murdering 25 Italian dissidents during Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s and 80s. The suspects, including former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla, former Uruguayan dictator Juan Bordaberry and others inv... ...[read more]
September 15, 2005
by Chris Buell
A federal judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of a former military leader in the investigation into the death of a student during the country's Dirty War in the late 1970s. The judge on Wednesday ordered Luciano Benjamin Menendez and 15 other former army officers to be detained... ...[read more]

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