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Dispatch From Paraguay: Hope Reigns at Dawn of Fernando Lugo Presidency

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"Soldiers will never again be sent out to kill campesinos," Lugo promised, but the uniformed men who passed through the crowds nevertheless drew quiet, suspicious looks. Their olive green uniforms still in some sense symbolized the forty-year-long Stroessner dictatorship....Lugo had broken all protocol by dressing in sandals and a typical Paraguayan shirt, an aopo'i, and he began his speech in Guarani, the indigenous language.

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