Documentary Available Online: "Dios Bendiga el Paraguay"--the chronicle of Fernando Lugo's unprecedented election

Dios Bendiga el Paraguay is a documentary made by a group of filmmakers as they followed an unlikely candidate, a Bishop from a rural region of Paraguay, win the dramatic presidential election in 2008. Fernando Lugo defeated the Colorado Party candidate and ended one-party rule in April 2008. This is the story of Paraguay's first leftist president and first peaceful transition of rule in the country's history, made all the more incredibly because the Colorado Party had access to all the wealth and resources of the Paraguayan state and, in spite of massive electoral fraud, Lugo still won.

It's in Spanish (and GuaranĂ­ that's been subtitled).

DIOS BENDIGA EL PARAGUAY from Documental Paraguay on Vimeo.

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