The Hemisphere: Double Endorsement

Paraguay's 300,000-odd adult males found time on Easter Sunday to go through the motions of electing a President. To no one's surprise, they plumped for Felipe Molas López, the 49-year-old dentist who has run the government since Feb. 26, when he seized power in Paraguay's sixth coup in 13 months. There was no other candidate. In the preceding week, Molas López received a much more significant endorsement. Following the lead of several of Paraguay's neighbors, six countries, including the U.S., formally recognized his one-party government.

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