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Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Apr 14, 2019 - 12:11 PM

'Paraguay is a leader in defending democracy and calling Maduro as he is, a tyrant who has ruined his country," says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

PRESSURE ON MADURO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offers a press conference after holding a meeting with Peru's President Martin Vizcarra at the Governement Palace in Lima on April 13, 2019. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Apr 23, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The US-educated son of a senior aide to the country's late dictator, Abdo Benitez wins slightly more than 46% of the vote, with his centrist opponent Efrain Alegre taking almost 43% in a race that was far closer than expected.

THE NEW PRESIDENT. Paraguay's new President and presidential candidate of the Colorado Party, Mario Abdo Benitez (R), next to his wife Silvana Lopez Moreira, wave to the crowd at Partido Colorado headquarters in Asuncion on April 22, 2018. Photo by Norberto Duarte/AFP

Brazil's 'most wanted' drugs suspect caught in Paraguay

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, known as 'Marcelo Piloto,' is accused of murder and supplying drugs and weapons to Rio de Janeiro's biggest criminal gang, the Comando Vermelho, or Red Command

PILOTO. Brazilian drug lord Marcelo Fernando Pinheiro Veiga, nicknamed 'Marcelo Piloto" is presented to the press in the headquarters of the Paraguayan Anti-Narcotic National Secretary (SENAD), in Asuncion on December 14, 2017. Photo by Norberto Duarte/AFP

Paraguayan activist killed in a night of political riots

Apr 02, 2017 - 12:39 AM

Right wing President Horacio Cartes is seeking to amend the constitution to enable himself to run for office again in 2018 after his current term ends

RIOT AFTERMATH. Police members stand guard outside the Congress building, set on fire on the eve by demonstrators protesting against the approval of a constitutional amendment for presidential reelection, in Asuncion on April 1, 2017. Norberto Duarte/AFP

Unrest as Paraguay senators back president reelection

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:29 PM

To chants of Dictatorship never again hundreds of protesters clash with riot police and break into the congress building battering down entrances and fences and shattering windows

Brazil goes top, Argentina stunned in World Cup qualifiers

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Brazil powers to the top of the table in South America s 2018 World Cup qualifying race with a win over Venezuela as Argentina is upset at home by Paraguay

Brazil's Willian (L) and Venezuela's midfielder Adalberto Penaranda vie for the ball during their Russia 2018 World Cup football qualifier match in Merida, Venezuela, on October 11, 2016. GEORGE CASTELLANOS / AFP

Hasil Copa America 2016: Kosta Rika ditahan Paraguay 0-0

Jun 05, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Peluang Kosta Rika untuk lolos ke babak berikutnya mulai sedikit lebih berat dengan hasil ini

Striker Kosta Rika Joel Campbell merayakan gol dalam laga persahabatan melawan AS di Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, 13 Oktober 2015. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Ditahan Paraguay 2-2, Brasil keluar dari lima besar

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Hasil tersebut menyempurnakan rekor tak pernah menang Brasil atas Paraguay sejak tujuh tahun silam

Timnas Brazil saat berlatih sebelum menghadapi Paraguay. Foto: EPA/Silvio Avila

Paraguay vs Brasil: Saatnya menghentikan ganjalan Los Guaranies

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Tujuh tahun lamanya Brasil tak pernah mengalahkan Paraguay Saatnya Selecao mengakhiri kutukan itu

PIALA DUNIA. Pemain Brasil Ricardo Oliveira dan Willian merayakan kemenangan mereka setelah mengalahkan Venezuela dalam pertandingan kualifikasi Piala Dunia 2018, di Fortaleza, Brasil, 13 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

More than 160,000 evacuated in deadly Latin American floods

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:44 AM

The areas hardest hit in the week leading up to Christmas are in Paraguay where 4 people have been killed by falling trees

UNDER WATER. Handout picture provided by the Press of Concordia Province shows the flooding region of the Argentinian city, Concordia, December 26, 2015. Prensa Municipio Concordia/Handout/EPA

Pope laments corruption as 'gangrene of a people'

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:21 AM

The 78 year old pope – in Paraguay on the last stop of a 3 nation tour of South America – also rails against ideologies and hammers home the central theme of his trip to his home continent: equality

WITH THE CHILDREN. Pope Francis greets during his visit to the hospital 'Ninos de Acosta Nu' in San Lorenzo locality, in Gran Asuncion, Paraguay, July 11, 2015. Andres Cristaldo/EPA

Pope takes message to defend poor, environment to Bolivia

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:08 AM

In Bolivia the poorest country in South America the first Latin American pope is expected to speak again about his new passion – his defense of Mother Earth

GOODBYE ECUADOR. Pope Francis waves goodbye at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Tababela, Quito, Ecuador, on July 8, 2015. Robert Puglla/EPA

Pope urges dialogue, launches environmental SOS in Ecuador

Jul 08, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The pope recalling his encyclical last month which appealed for quick action against climate change calls for the Earth to be left a better place for future generations

VIVA IL PAPA! Pope Francis (C, back) is welcomed by the crowd as he arrives at the Church and Convent of St. Francis (Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco) to meet representatives of the Ecuadorian civil society, in Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015. Robert Puglla/EPA

Thousands greet pope at start of South American trip

Jul 06, 2015 - 9:26 AM

All 3 of the countries he is visiting are predominantly Catholic and have been marked by a long history of poverty and inequality mostly afflicting indigenous populations

WELCOME TO ECUADOR. Pope Francis (L) waves next to Ecuador President Rafael Correa (R) upon his arrival to Quito, Ecuador, 05 July 2015. Jose Jacome/EPA

Pope Francis to focus on poor in South America trip

Jul 05, 2015 - 2:23 PM

The Catholic Church has about 1 2 billion followers globally and Latin America represents the biggest portion of that population – but the region has seen declining numbers as more people turn to Protestant churches

WAITING FOR FRANCIS. Municipal workers are seen in front of a banner of Pope Francis in El Alto, Bolivia on July 3, 2015. Aizar Raldes/AFP

Messi sparkles as Argentina thrashes Paraguay

Jul 01, 2015 - 3:33 PM

The Barcelona superstar tormented Paraguay mercilessly and Argentina advanced to the Copa America final

Lionel Messi reacts during the Copa America 2015 semifinal match between Argentina and Paraguay. Photo by FELIPE TRUEBA/EPA

Magical Messi leads Argentina anew

Mar 23, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Lionel Messi scored once and set up two goals as Argentina beat Venezuela 3 0 to remain in control of the South American World Cup qualifying race

South Americans bar new Paraguay leader from summit

Jun 25, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Paraguay s new president was barred Sunday June 24 from participating in a summit of South American leaders next week deepening the country s isolation over the ouster of former president Fernando Lugo

Outcry in Latin America as Paraguay leader ousted

Jun 23, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Today I retire as president but not as a Paraguayan citizen Paraguay s Fernando Lugo says