In this photo taken on Friday Dec. 23, 2011, an employee cleans the stairs outside the National Congress in Asuncion, Paraguay. Paraguay's congress closed its doors last week for more than two months of paid vacation, showing no interest in giving President Fernando Lugo anything on his wish list, even after lawmakers return to work next March. Lugo's 2008 election disrupted 61 years of right-wing Colorado Party rule, but he has hardly any reliable votes in Congress and his opponents dominate most government functions. Increasingly, they seem determined to prevent the left-leaning former Roman Catholic bishop from keeping any more of the promises that swept him into office. Lugo was elected in 2008 for a five-year term. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)