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Yearbook 1996

Paraguay. At the beginning of May, the leading unions conducted a two-day general strike; they demanded a salary increase of 31% (instead of the 10% offered by the government) and the resignation of President Juan Carlos Wasmosy. According to, 50 people were injured and 20 arrested in connection with the strike.

1996 Paraguay

During a power struggle between President Wasmosy and Army Chief Lino Oviedo, the latter threatened in April to have his troops attack the presidential palace. He was, however, eventually maneuvered from his command position by Wasmosy. United States, and later turned over to a military court.

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