New interior minister


President Fernando Lugo has appointed a new Minister of the Interior and a new interim police chief after an eviction last week went badly wrong and led to 17 deaths.

The previous interior minister Carlos Filizzola and police chief Paulino Rojas both offered their resignations on Friday and were accepted by the president.

Ruben Candida Amarilla has been named as the new interior minister and Arnaldo Sanabria Moran is to be the interim police commander.

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