03 November 2012

PARAGUAY / BRASIL: Activists Protest Return Of Dictator Stroessner's Remains.


     General Alfredo Stroessner ruled Paraguay with an iron fist for 35 years...but died in exile in Brasil in 2006...after a coup.
     Now relatives want his body returned to Asuncion.
     Hundreds of activists and former political prisoners have demonstrated against the request...strongly opposing the repatriation of his remains.
      A truth commission reports that more than 400 people were executed or disappeared...
and 20,000 imprisoned...during his rule.