Paraguay's former president Fernando Lugo has admitted he fathered a child with a nurse when he was a Catholic bishop, the mother says.
Lugo, a 61-year-old leftist who served as president from 2008 to 2012, has faced several paternity suits. This is the second time he's acknowledged fathering a child on the hush.
Lugo resigned as bishop in late 2006 to get into politics and eventually ran for president as head of a leftist coalition.
He was impeached by congress, however, and removed from office in June last year over his handling of a land dispute that turned deadly. His supporters called it a de facto coup.
In the new paternity case, the child is a 10-year-old boy named Angel who will carry Lugo's last name, mother Narcisa de la Cruz told reporters.
She went public last year, pressing Lugo to acknowledge the boy as his, and he did, without demanding a DNA test. But the paperwork was slowed down because of Lugo's problems with congress and ultimate dismissal.
Now, however, all is well and Lugo gets along very well with his son, the mother said.
Every Sunday, the boy spends time with Lugo. "His father loves him very much, and I am a bit jealous," de la Cruz joked.
In April 2009, Lugo admitted having fathered a son with a woman named Viviana Carrillo, who was then 26 years old.
At least two other women also say they had children with the former bishop.