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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Women nailed to crosses in Paraguay in protest

ASUNCION, Paraguay 12/5/2008 -Two women, Laura Raquel Ramirez, 37, and Naida Villaverde, 41 let themselves be crucified on wooden crosses and carried around Paraguay's capital on Friday as part of citywide protests demanding President Fernando Lugo grant funds for low-income housing. Leftist ex-bishop Fernando Lugo assumed the presidency in August, ending 61 years of single-party rule promises to end the extreme poverty in Paraguay. Members of various homeless organizations nailed the women's hands and bound their feet to crosses in a plaza. Social Action head Pablino Caceres said the funds will be made available, but the agency will control them. VIA

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