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February 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The daughter of former Paraguayan President Raul Cubas Grau was found dead, months after she was abducted by heavily armed gunmen. Atty. Gen. Oscar Latorre said the body of Cecilia Cubas, 32, had been unearthed from a tunnel behind a house on the outskirts of Asuncion and identified through dental records. She was seized Sept. 21 near the family home. The former president repeatedly made emotional public appeals for his daughter's release and once said he had paid an $800,000 ransom.
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February 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The daughter of former Paraguayan President Raul Cubas Grau was found dead, months after she was abducted by heavily armed gunmen. Atty. Gen. Oscar Latorre said the body of Cecilia Cubas, 32, had been unearthed from a tunnel behind a house on the outskirts of Asuncion and identified through dental records. She was seized Sept. 21 near the family home. The former president repeatedly made emotional public appeals for his daughter's release and once said he had paid an $800,000 ransom.
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August 16, 1998 | Associated Press
Vowing to wage war on corruption, Paraguay's new president, Raul Cubas Grau, was sworn in Saturday as the first elected civilian to succeed another in about 45 years. Cubas, 54, succeeded President Juan Carlos Wasmosy, Paraguay's first elected civilian president since the end of the 34-year military rule of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner in 1989. Cubas declared he would wage a "frontal assault against poverty" and "attack crime in all its forms," including trade piracy and drug trafficking.
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August 16, 1998 | Associated Press
Vowing to wage war on corruption, Paraguay's new president, Raul Cubas Grau, was sworn in Saturday as the first elected civilian to succeed another in about 45 years. Cubas, 54, succeeded President Juan Carlos Wasmosy, Paraguay's first elected civilian president since the end of the 34-year military rule of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner in 1989. Cubas declared he would wage a "frontal assault against poverty" and "attack crime in all its forms," including trade piracy and drug trafficking.
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March 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
This nation's new president, Luis Gonzalez Macchi, assembled his Cabinet on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to give the opposition a voice. The new unity government joins Gonzalez Macchi's Colorado Party, in power for 52 years, with the Liberal and National Encounter opposition parties, giving them the vice presidency and four key ministries, including industry and foreign affairs.
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April 4, 1999 | Reuters
A Paraguayan judge asked Interpol to capture former Gen. Lino Oviedo, exiled in Argentina, for his role in the deaths of six protesters last month, Foreign Minister Miguel Abdon Saguier said Saturday. Oviedo fled Paraguay last week after the impeachment and eventual resignation of President Raul Cubas Grau, who freed the former army chief in August. Oviedo was serving a 10-year jail sentence for leading a failed coup in 1996.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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April 2, 1999
Ready, Aim, Fire: The NATO attacks on Yugoslavia continue. "The sad thing about all this is, a week ago the average American didn't even know where Belgrade was. This week they finally learned where it is, and by next week it won't be there anymore." (Jay Leno) Ready, Aim, Fire II: Taking a break from the Kosovo crisis, President Clinton hit the golf course, where he phoned British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "Blair suggested increased bombings, more humanitarian aid and a 9-iron in the rough."
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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.
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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.
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