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South American football leader Leoz dies while awaiting extradition to U.S.

Aug 29 2019

SANTIAGO One of Latin America’s most influential football personalities, Nicolas Leoz, died late on Wednesday in Asuncion, his lawyer said, as he awaited extradition to the United States on corruption charges.

South American football leader Leoz dies while awaiting extradition to U.S.

Aug 29 2019

SANTIAGO, Aug 29 One of Latin America’s most influential football personalities, Nicolas Leoz, died late on Wednesday in Asuncion, his lawyer said, as he awaited extradition to the United States on corruption charges.

Paraguay lawmakers back down on impeachment threat after hydropower deal annulled

Aug 01 2019

ASUNCION/BRASILIA Paraguayan lawmakers backed down on their threat to impeach President Mario Abdo on Thursday after Brazil and Paraguay canceled an energy deal that sparked controversy and threatened to destabilize his government.

Paraguay foreign minister resigns after Brazil energy deal outcry

Jul 29 2019

ASUNCION Paraguay's foreign minister and three other officials resigned on Monday amid a growing scandal over the signing of an energy deal with Brazil, a blow to President Mario Abdo who has forged close ties with Brazil, South America's No. 1 economy.

Paraguay cuts 2019 growth forecast in half as crops hit

Jul 25 2019

ASUNCION Paraguay's central bank on Thursday cut the country's 2019 economic growth forecast to 1.5% from 3.2%, citing poor performance in the agricultural sector and external factors including trade problems in neighboring Argentina and Brazil.

Messi banned for one game for Copa America red card

Jul 23 2019

ASUNCION Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned for one game and fined $1,500 after being sent off against Chile in the Copa America third-place playoff and levelling accusations of "corruption" at South American soccer chiefs.

Paraguay economy to grow under 3% this year, finance minister says

Jul 15 2019

ASUNCION Paraguay's finance minister told Reuters economic growth in 2019 was likely to come in below 3% from an earlier projected 3.2% percent thanks mainly to weak soybean production caused by poor weather in the first half of the year.

Paraguayan indigenous community goes digital to protect ancestral lands

May 24 2019

ISLA JOVAI TEJU, Paraguay Rumilda Fernández's indigenous community has long tended its ancestral lands in Paraguay, marking boundaries with an ancient system of names for trees and streams. Now, squeezed by deforestation and farming, the community is going digital to defend itself.

Paraguay's LGBT community feels outcast amid conservative shift: 'We are forgotten'

Apr 05 2019

ASUNCIÓN Paraguay's LGBT communities are feeling increasingly isolated amid a conservative shift in the Latin American country, even after they celebrated the global success of local lesbian drama film "Las Herederas" last year.

Washington cranks up Venezuela sanctions as Guaido tours South America

Mar 01 2019

WASHINGTON/ASUNCION The United States on Friday ramped up its attempt to dislodge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, imposing new sanctions and revoking visas, while opposition leader Juan Guaido said Maduro's support among the military was cracking. | Video

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