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Daniela Desantis

Paraguay grains ships cut loads, face delays as river levels drop

Aug 27 2021

ASUNCION Grains ships and vessels transporting other products on the Paraguay River are loading at around half capacity due to a historic drought that has hit river levels in the South American region, hurting trade of key agricultural commodities.

A sweet bust for Paraguay: record cocaine stash found in a shipment of sugar

Jul 28 2021

ASUNCION Paraguay seized more than 3,400 kilos of cocaine near the capital city of Asuncion as it was being stashed in a load of sugar for international shipment, police said on Wednesday, calling it the country's biggest-ever drug bust.

Latin America to defend beef production at UN food summit

Jul 19 2021

ASUNCIÓN Latin American and Caribbean countries, especially big food producers in South America, will join forces to defend the region's livestock production at a United Nations' food summit this month amid concerns over the sector's environmental impact.

From Paraguay, mother flies to Miami looking for news of her missing daughter

Jul 02 2021

ASUNCION At 49 years old, Juana Villalba will leave Paraguay for the first time. But it is a trip she never wanted to make.

Is Paraguay set to make bitcoin legal tender? Don't bet on it

Jun 25 2021

ASUNCION (Reuters) -In the wake of El Salvador's dramatic move to make bitcoin a legal tender, a world first, the internet has been buzzing with rumors that another Latin American country may be set to follow in its footsteps: Paraguay.

Is Paraguay set to make bitcoin legal? Don't bet on it

Jun 25 2021

ASUNCION, June 25 In the wake of El Salvador's dramatic move to make bitcoin a legal tender, a world first, the internet has been buzzing with rumors that another Latin American country may be set to follow in its footsteps: Paraguay.

Paraguay first lady in Florida amid search for sister missing in condo collapse

Jun 25 2021

ASUNCION Paraguay's first lady Silvana López Moreira traveled to Florida to accompany her family amid an ongoing search for her sister, who is missing after a condo building collapsed in a Miami suburb, a spokeswoman for her office said on Friday.

Sinovac, Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in Uruguay - government

Jun 08 2021

ASUNCION Uruguay on Tuesday released real-world data on the impact of Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine among its population that showed it was over 90% effective in preventing intensive care admissions and deaths.

Soccer-Argentina no longer hosting Copa America: CONMEBOL

May 30 2021

ASUNCION (Reuters) -The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Sunday that Argentina would no longer host the Copa America, throwing the troubled tournament into doubt just 13 days before it was due to kick off.

Soccer-Colombia loses Copa America games after civil unrest

May 20 2021

ASUNCION The 2021 Copa America will no longer feature games in co-host Colombia after the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) decided on Thursday to move games away from the country after a wave of civil unrest.

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