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U.N. calls on Paraguay to investigate deaths of 11-year-olds in military operation

Sep 06 2020

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES The Paraguayan government must investigate "impartially and without delay" the deaths of two 11-year-old girls in a police and military operation against a rebel group in the north of the country, the regional office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Sunday.

Argentina seeks clarity from Paraguay over deaths of two 11-year-old 'rebels'

Sep 04 2020

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES Argentina asked for an explanation on Friday from Paraguay about the deaths in a police and military operation against a rebel group of two 11-year-old girls it said were Argentine citizens.

Coronavirus cases in Latin America pass 7 million: Reuters tally

Aug 27 2020

ASUNCION Coronavirus cases passed the 7 million mark in Latin America on Thursday even as some countries begin to show a slight decline in infections in a region with the world's highest level of contagion, according to a Reuters tally.

Ronaldinho flies home to Brazil after Paraguayan judge frees him

Aug 25 2020

ASUNCION Former world soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho left Paraguay on Tuesday, hours after a judge liberated him from five months of house arrest over an adulterated passport.

Soccer: Paraguay judge rules Ronaldinho can go free after months-long detention

Aug 24 2020

ASUNCION A Paraguayan judge ended the house arrest of former Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho on Monday, freeing the way for him to return to Brazil and end a more than five-month ordeal that began when he tried to enter the country with an adulterated passport.

Quarantine waived for traveling South American soccer teams

Aug 06 2020

ASUNCION The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) agreed with national governments on Thursday that teams traveling around the continent to compete in club competitions do not need to quarantine for 14 days before playing matches.

Latin America sees coronavirus records tumble as cases near 5 million

Aug 02 2020

BUENOS AIRES/ASUNCION/BOGOTA Argentina broke past 200,000 COVID-19 cases on Sunday and Colombia set a daily record as grim milestones topple in Latin America, pushing the world's worst affected region towards a combined 5 million cases.

Latin America leads world in coronavirus cases, Reuters count shows

Jul 26 2020

ASUNCION/SANTIAGO Coronavirus cases in Latin America for the first time have surpassed the combined infections in the United States and Canada, a Reuters tally showed on Sunday, amid a surge of infections in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

In Paraguay's coronavirus war, isolation centers exact a heavy toll

Jun 11 2020

ASUNCION Paraguay's coronavirus camps, obligatory for anyone entering the South American country, have garnered praise from international health bodies for helping stem the spread of the epidemic. The government calls them the "first line of defense".

Paraguay plans switch to 'smart' quarantine after coronavirus curve flattens

Apr 24 2020

ASUNCION Paraguay will ease its coronavirus lockdown in May, replacing its currently tough sanctions with a "smart quarantine" after the South American country became one of the most successful in the region to stem the spread of the pandemic.

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