Brazil calls back ambassador over Paraguay impeachment

June 24, 2012 04:05

ASUNCION - Brazil said on Saturday it had called back its ambassador to Paraguay for consultations over former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo's ouster on Friday after a lightning-quick trial that prompted criticism abroad.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced the move in a statement and said that democracy was essential to regional integration. Brazil is Paraguay's top trading partner and Latin America's biggest economy.

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