Dismay in S. America as Paraguay leader ousted

Newly appointed Paraguayan President Federico Franco speaks as he is flanked by Senator Miguel Saguier (L) and Congressman Salustiano Salinas (R) during a news conference at the Presidential Palace surrounded by security officials in Asuncion June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos BrindicciParaguay’s new president said on Saturday he would ask his impeached predecessor to help quell regional tensions after Argentina withdrew its ambassador in protest at what it said was a coup and Brazil recalled its top diplomat for consultations.

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