Protester dies, minister sacked after Paraguay re-election vote

Protester dies, minister sacked after Paraguay re-election voteBy Daniela Desantis ASUNCION (Reuters) – Two top Paraguayan government officials were fired on Saturday after a protester died in violent clashes sparked by a secret Senate vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election. While the capital city Asuncion had calmed down the day after Paraguay’s Congress was stormed and set on fire, protests may resume if the lower house votes on the amendment next week. The violent upheaval punctured a period of relative stability under Cartes, in which the soy and beef exporting nation became one of South America’s fastest-growing economies and began to move past a long history of political uncertainty.



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