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The Priest of Paraguay: Fernando Lugo and the Making of a Nation

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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 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.

About the Author

Hugh O'Shaughnessy is a well known journalist and writer. He has worked for the Financial Times, the Economist, The New Statesman, the Observer and the BBC, among others.  He has won two British Press Awards and has also been recognised by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in the United States.  His books include Grenada: Revolution, Invasion and Aftermath and Pinochet: The Politics of Torture.

Table of Contents

Lugo: A Life * Paraguayans and Guaranís * Spaniards and Jesuits * Independence from Spain * Two Bloody Wars * The Colorado Era *  Wealth for Some * The Aftermath of One-Party Rule * Lugo and the New Latin America

Product Details

ISBN:
9781848133136
Author:
O'shaughnessy, Hugh
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
O'Shaughnessy, Hugh
Author:
Ruiz Diaz, Edgar Venerando
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Presidents - Paraguay
Subject:
Lugo Mendez, Fernando
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.43 x 0.495 in

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Paraguay and Uruguay
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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