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In 2008 the oldest one-party regime on earth was swept from power by a Catholic bishop. In The Priest of Paraguaym, Hugh O'Shaughnessy, one of the most respected commentators on Latin America, tells the story of how Fernando Lugo ended the 60 year dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner's Colorado party with the promise of a new, more egalitarian future, particularly fIn 2008 the oldest one-party regime on earth was swept from power by a Catholic bishop. In The Priest of Paraguaym, Hugh O'Shaughnessy, one of the most respected commentators on Latin America, tells the story of how Fernando Lugo ended the 60 year dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner's Colorado party with the promise of a new, more egalitarian future, particularly for the country's indigenous people. Hugh O'Shaughnessy traces Lugo's life alongside the turbulent history of Paraguay -- from his early years in a family which fell victim to Stroessner to his release by the Vatican to follow a political calling. The book also locates Paraguay in the context of the changing landscape of Latin America politics as a whole....

Title : The Priest of Paraguay: Fernando Lugo and the Making of a Nation
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ISBN : 9781848133136
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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  • Mark
    2019-05-14 05:09

    A short biography of Fernando Lugo, the president of Paraguay. From his humble origins as a Catholic priest to join the ranks of the leftist bloc of Latin American leaders as president of his native land. It is quite a short book and easy to digest. One of the main themes is the constant problems with the catholic church when it comes to progressive leadership, John XXIII aside who promoted the Vatican II reforms in Latin America. It was published in 2009 but was only able to fit the recent revelations about Lugo’s illegitimate children in to the epilogue which is unfortunate as this may have struck a slightly different tone to the overall nature of the text, if not the man since you private life should not delineate your professional ability. What comes through in the book is Lugo’s desire to improve the lot of the poor in one of the poorest countries in South America and the usual nasty tactics on the side of the right to halt any progressive agenda, seen in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and most extremely Haiti. After the military dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner fell and 60 years of one party rule came to an end the change to a true progressive democrat Frenando Lugo was necessary and welcome. Hopefully future editions of this book will not focus on sexual scandal and be able to look back on a period of stable government within the 21st Century Socialism framework that is steadily fortifying the whole of South America.