“Bishop of the poor” is Paraguay’s new president

by Dave

The Observers

As for Paraguay’s new president, he advocates a “theological liberation of the Left”. He’s worked in the country’s poorest parishes and enjoys the reputation of being an honest man, a particularly important asset in a country where politics have become synonymous with corruption. Fernando Lugo said he would not marry during his five-year mandate, despite the Pope having lifted his vow of chastity. His sister will therefore act as the country’s first lady. The new president has also sought the advice of recognised experts, including the US Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.