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Yearbook 2006

Paraguay. According to CountryAAH, Former President and dictator Alfredo Stroessner died at the age of 93 on August 16 at a hospital in Brazil's capital, where he has lived in exile since being overthrown in a military coup in 1989. Most famous for offering German war criminals a sanctuary in Paraguay, among others. a. Auschwitz physician Josef Mengele, and for being one of the initiators of Operation Condor, a secret intelligence network for South American military dictatorships in the 1970s. President Nicanor Duarte Frutos immediately rejected the demands of the dictator's supporters for a state funeral. Instead, Stroessner was buried at a private ceremony in Brasilia, but relatives hoped his body would be brought back to Paraguay within six months.

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In February, the ruling Colorado Party held congress to elect new leadership. The fears that the old dictator Stroessner's followers would be taken over by a win for Osvaldo Domínguez came as a shame. Instead, the more modern phalanx under President Nicanor Duarte Frutos won by about 64% of the votes cast.

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