Paraguay ex-leader Fernando Lugo condemns 'coup'


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Fernando Lugo last night denounced his removal from the presidency as a "parliamentary coup".

In his first public comments since he was impeached and ousted on Friday, Mr Lugo condemned the "coup against the citizenry and democracy". The 39-4 impeachment vote in the Senate followed clashes between farmers and police last week that left 17 dead.