Peasants announce marches to demand resignation of Paraguay’s president

President Mario Abdo Benitez is undergoing political erosion due to a health crisis marked by the lack of supplies and medicines for covid patients in public health centers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Agricultural worker organizations announced this Monday, March 22nd, that they will mobilize this week in Asunción to demand the resignation of the president, Mario Abdo Benitez, and the vice president, Hugo Velazquez, due to the "ineptitude and corruption" of the government in the management of the pandemic, which has overwhelmed the public health service of the country.

The protests announced by the National Coordination of Peasant and Indigenous Organizations coincide in time with the March of the Poor Peasantry which every March 25 is carried out in the capital by the National Peasant Federation (FNC . . .

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