Let Boy Have Lugo's Surname

Newsday (Trinidad & Tobago)
April 24, 2009,98992.html

A PARAGUAY judge yesterday ordered that a boy whom Paraguay President Fernando Lugo admitted fathering while he was a bishop, be given the president's surname.

According to a report on Los Andes Online, Judge Judith Gauto ordered the last name to be given to Guillermo Armindo, the two-year-old son of Viviana Cheek, 26, the first woman who threatened legal action over the paternity of her son.

Lugo, 58, was catholic bishop for ten years in San Pedro, to about 350 kilometres to the north of Asuncion, from where two of the three women who have thus far came forward claiming paternity of their children reside.

Yesterday the Paraguay Government defended its president, with the minister of the interior, Rafael Filizzola, calling the paternity imbruglio a private matter. Allegations are that Lugo fathered a two-year-old son; a seven-year-old son and a 16-month-old son.

Lugo admitted paternity for Lucas but has not yet commented on the other claims, although he has cancelled a visit to Washington DC due today, the BBC News reported.

Days before coming to Trinidad for the Fifth Summit of the Americas, Lugo shocked many as he backtracked on his previous denials and admitted to fathering Carrillo's child, in light of a paternity suit by Carrillo.



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