BOSTON — Much attention has turned again to Venezuela ahead of its April 14 presidential election, but it isn’t the only Latin American country gearing up for a critical vote this year.
Several nations in the Americas will head to polls in 2013 to choose a leader, with some predicted to swing left and others right.
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Fernando Lugo, the president of Paraguay, has a love child.
Wait … make that another love child.
A 10-year-old boy named Angel Zarate is the son of Narcisa de la Cruz de Zarate, a nurse, who claims that Lugo was the daddy, French news wire AFP reports. The president’s lawyer says Lugo accepts responsibility.
It’s no biggie though because their questionable affair did not happen while Lugo was president, but sometime before. Around the time when he was a Roman Catholic bishop.
De la Cruz is the fourth woman in Paraguay to claim the president is the father of her child.
In 2009, Lugo admitted to fathering a boy named Guillermo Armindo after the child’s mother accused Lugo of “irresponsible paternity,” according to the Associated Press.
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