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Mariel Cristaldo

Paraguay's business-friendly Colorado Party keeps presidency

Apr 22 2018

ASUNCION The candidate from Paraguay's ruling Colorado Party won Sunday's presidential election, according to official results with 96 percent of ballots counted, pointing to another five years of pro-business policies in the major soy producer.

Conservative candidate expected to win Paraguay presidency

Apr 19 2018

ASUNCION The son of a key figure in Paraguay's 1954-1989 dictatorship is expected to easily win the presidency in Sunday's election, but his party is projected to lose seats in Congress, complicating his business-friendly legislative agenda.

Paraguayan farmers protest proposed grains export tax

Jun 21 2017

SAN RAFAEL, Paraguay Thousands of farmers in Paraguay protested on Wednesday against a proposed 15 percent tax on soy, corn and wheat exports that will likely come to a vote in the Senate this week.

Paraguay protesters seek end to re-election proposal, vote looms

Apr 02 2017

ASUNCION Protesters were collecting signatures on Sunday demanding the withdrawal of a proposed amendment that would allow Paraguay's president to stand for re-election while his allies vowed to move forward with the measure despite Friday's violent clashes. | Video

Paraguay gives remains of military dictatorship victims to families

Feb 10 2017

ASUNCION The remains of four people killed during Paraguay's 1954-1989 military dictatorship were given to their families on Friday in an emotional ceremony that was the first of its kind.

Paraguay says eight troops killed in ambush

Aug 28 2016

ASUNCION An ambush in the north of Paraguay killed eight soldiers, authorities said on Saturday, adding that the attack bore the hallmarks of the guerrilla group known as the Paraguayan People's Army. | Video

In Paraguay, more flee worst floods in decades as levee creaks

Dec 27 2015

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES With further rain looming, more families abandoned their homes on Sunday in Paraguay, the country hardest hit by the worst flooding in decades in the area bordering Uruguay and Argentina, which has already forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate.

In Paraguay, more flee worst floods in decades as levee creaks

Dec 27 2015

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES With further rain looming, more families abandoned their homes on Sunday in Paraguay, the country hardest hit by the worst flooding in decades in the area bordering Uruguay and Argentina, which has already forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate. | Video

In Paraguay, more flee worst floods in decades as levee creaks

Dec 27 2015

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES With further rain looming, more families abandoned their homes on Sunday in Paraguay, the country hardest hit by the worst flooding in decades in the area bordering Uruguay and Argentina, which has already forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate. | Video

Over 100,000 flee flooding in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

Dec 26 2015

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding in the wake of heavy summer rains brought on by El Niño, authorities said on Saturday.

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