Countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Dominican Republic and Venezuela qualified the destitution of Fernando Lugo as a ‘coup de etat’ and pointed out that they will not acknowledge the new chief of State of Paraguay, Federico Franco.
The government of Costa Rica expressed their contempt by what the foreign minister, Enrique Castillo, defined like a process with “overtones coup” and offered asylum to the former president and his collaborators.
Meanwhile the Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa was the first one to say that he will not accept another president who is not Lugo. The statement of Correa was backed by Cristina Fernandez, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales. (AV)