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May 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Fireworks burst over the capital, Asuncion, as preliminary official returns gave Raul Cubas, the 54-year-old presidential candidate of the Colorado Party, a commanding lead. With votes counted at nearly 66% of the polling stations, Cubas had received 54% of the ballots. Sen. Domingo Laino, 62, of the opposition Democratic Alliance was second, with 42%.
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March 30, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After surviving the worst political violence since the overthrow of a kleptocratic dictator 10 years ago, Paraguay's new government Monday hailed the heroes of a weeklong national drama and promised to bring the villains to justice. New President Luis Gonzalez Macchi said the heroes were students who dodged sniper fire to defend democracy in a vigil outside the National Congress. Many Paraguayans saw the villains as the thuggish forces of former Gen.
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NEWS
March 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
With protesters calling for his ouster, President Raul Cubas Grau went on trial in Paraguay's Senate on Thursday, facing abuse of power charges that could drive him from office. Cubas was impeached by Paraguay's lower house Wednesday in proceedings hastened by the assassination of his vice president a day earlier.
NEWS
March 29, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an agreement intended to defuse an increasingly violent political crisis, beleaguered President Raul Cubas Grau resigned Sunday, one day before the Senate was scheduled to vote to remove him from office. The U.S. Embassy played an important role in helping bring rival factions together to hammer out a deal between Cubas and the leaders of the political opposition. Cubas made the announcement Sunday evening after a weekend of secret negotiations and anarchic street combat.
NEWS
March 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Troops and armored personnel carriers swept into downtown Asuncion on Friday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Congress to demand the ouster of President Raul Cubas Grau. At least two people were killed and dozens injured, officials said. Paraguayan television and radio reported that up to 15 armored vehicles sped through the capital, many barreling through red lights.
NEWS
March 28, 1999 | From Reuters
Impeached President Raul Cubas Grau, blamed for the slaying of his vice president and riots that killed six people and injured more than 100, fought for his job Saturday in his Senate trial. Marines kept order outside the Congress building where the Senate trial was taking place in a highly charged political battle that has engulfed this landlocked South American country.
NEWS
March 25, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paraguayan legislators voted Wednesday to impeach President Raul Cubas Grau, expressing the anger of an increasingly unstable democracy convulsed by the assassination of its vice president. The rapid decision by the Chamber of Deputies reflected the gravity of the political turmoil set off by the ambush killing Tuesday of Vice President Luis Maria Argana. The slain vice president was a bitter rival of Cubas and his political godfather, former Gen.
NEWS
March 29, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an agreement intended to defuse an increasingly violent political crisis, beleaguered President Raul Cubas Grau resigned Sunday, one day before the Senate was scheduled to vote to remove him from office. The U.S. Embassy played an important role in helping bring rival factions together to hammer out a deal between Cubas and the leaders of the political opposition. Cubas made the announcement Sunday evening after a weekend of secret negotiations and anarchic street combat.
NEWS
March 30, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After surviving the worst political violence since the overthrow of a kleptocratic dictator 10 years ago, Paraguay's new government Monday hailed the heroes of a weeklong national drama and promised to bring the villains to justice. New President Luis Gonzalez Macchi said the heroes were students who dodged sniper fire to defend democracy in a vigil outside the National Congress. Many Paraguayans saw the villains as the thuggish forces of former Gen.
NEWS
May 11, 1998 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a troubled, occasionally bizarre presidential campaign in Latin America's most fragile democracy, early returns in Paraguayan elections Sunday gave the edge to the machine-style political party that has ruled this isolated nation for 50 years. Raul Cubas of the Colorado Party, a wealthy engineer and former finance minister, held an apparently solid lead of about 6 percentage points over former Sen.
NEWS
March 28, 1999 | From Reuters
Impeached President Raul Cubas Grau, blamed for the slaying of his vice president and riots that killed six people and injured more than 100, fought for his job Saturday in his Senate trial. Marines kept order outside the Congress building where the Senate trial was taking place in a highly charged political battle that has engulfed this landlocked South American country.
NEWS
March 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Troops and armored personnel carriers swept into downtown Asuncion on Friday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Congress to demand the ouster of President Raul Cubas Grau. At least two people were killed and dozens injured, officials said. Paraguayan television and radio reported that up to 15 armored vehicles sped through the capital, many barreling through red lights.
NEWS
March 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
With protesters calling for his ouster, President Raul Cubas Grau went on trial in Paraguay's Senate on Thursday, facing abuse of power charges that could drive him from office. Cubas was impeached by Paraguay's lower house Wednesday in proceedings hastened by the assassination of his vice president a day earlier.
NEWS
March 25, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paraguayan legislators voted Wednesday to impeach President Raul Cubas Grau, expressing the anger of an increasingly unstable democracy convulsed by the assassination of its vice president. The rapid decision by the Chamber of Deputies reflected the gravity of the political turmoil set off by the ambush killing Tuesday of Vice President Luis Maria Argana. The slain vice president was a bitter rival of Cubas and his political godfather, former Gen.
NEWS
May 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Fireworks burst over the capital, Asuncion, as preliminary official returns gave Raul Cubas, the 54-year-old presidential candidate of the Colorado Party, a commanding lead. With votes counted at nearly 66% of the polling stations, Cubas had received 54% of the ballots. Sen. Domingo Laino, 62, of the opposition Democratic Alliance was second, with 42%.
NEWS
May 11, 1998 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a troubled, occasionally bizarre presidential campaign in Latin America's most fragile democracy, early returns in Paraguayan elections Sunday gave the edge to the machine-style political party that has ruled this isolated nation for 50 years. Raul Cubas of the Colorado Party, a wealthy engineer and former finance minister, held an apparently solid lead of about 6 percentage points over former Sen.
WORLD
February 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
President Nicanor Duarte Frutos sacked Interior Minister Nelson Alcides Mora and 31 police officers a week after the kidnapped daughter of former President Raul Cubas was found dead. Cecilia Cubas, 32, was seized by gunmen in September. One person has been arrested on suspicion of masterminding the kidnapping, authorities said.
NEWS
August 20, 1998 | From Wire Reports
Paraguay's minister of industry and business, who is also the president's brother, resigned one day after the new head of state freed an ex-army chief convicted of leading a 1996 coup attempt. Raul Cubas' first official act after taking office Saturday was to release former army Gen. Lino Oviedo, who some in the ruling Colorado Party feared would seek revenge against those who put him in prison. Oviedo was the Colorado Party's original presidential nominee.
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