[Marxism] Paraguay: Wealth conservative wins poll after coup

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun May 5 20:20:16 MDT 2013

There’s a new president in Latin America, and his name isn’t Nicolas
Maduro. The election that brought him to power was called by an
illegitimate regime following a coup d’etat, and his name isn’t Porfirio

He’s a wealthy, conservative businessman, and his name isn’t Sebastian
Pinera. His party ruled for over 60 years, and his name isn’t Enrique Pena

Horacio Cartes is his name, and he was elected president of Paraguay on
April 21. His party, the conservative Colorado party, governed Paraguay for
61 years. During 35 of those years, from 1954-1989, dictator Alfredo
Stroessner was the party's leader.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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