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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Paraguay's right-wing president and close ally of Jair Bolsonaro, Mario Abdo Benítez, is suffering his most significant political problem since he became president a year ago, as a result of an energy agreement with Brazil that the opposition has denounced for its alleged secrecy and as a handover of national sovereignty.

The bilateral protocol signed in May became public knowledge last week; abruptly so, since it was announced together with the resignation of Pedro Ferreira, president of Administración Nacional de Electricidad (National Electricity Administration -- Ande).

Ferreira is said to have refused to . . .

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