Dakar Rally to start in Paraguay in 2017

2016-04-26 15:29

Paraguay has been added to the list of countries jointly hosting the Dakar Rally with the 2017 edition starting in its capital Asuncion, reports race ogarnisers.

Pope wraps up South America tour

2015-07-12 16:16

Pope Francis has wrapped up his South America tour with a visit to a Paraguayan slum and open-air Mass.

Pope Francis to touch on cherished issues

2015-07-05 13:02

History's first Latin American pope has returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

Deadly floods hit southern Brazil

2014-06-12 07:26

Floods in southern Brazil have killed at least 10 people, according to a report.

Paraguay treasure hunt turns tragic

2014-05-20 16:41

Three men hunting for legendary treasure in Paraguay were trapped deep underground and assumed dead after the earth suddenly caved in around them, police say.

Paraguay couple weds after 80 years in sin

2013-10-16 22:14

An elderly Paraguayan couple has married after spending 80 years living together.

Mandela's daughter back in South America

2013-06-27 08:17

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani Dlamini has officially presented her diplomatic credentials to become South Africa's ambassador to Paraguay in addition to Argentina.

Giant cocaine bust in Paraguay

2012-11-12 12:00

Anti-drug police in landlocked Paraguay say they have seized 1 700kg of cocaine at a remote site on the border with Brazil and have arrested 19 suspects.

South Americans bar new Paraguay leader

2012-06-25 11:03

Paraguay's new president has been barred from participating in a summit of South American leaders, deepening the country's isolation over the ousting of former president Fernando Lugo.

Latin America dengue toll mounts

2011-02-11 16:03

An outbreak of dengue fever across much of Latin America has killed 31 people since the start of the year and, with no vaccine, is showing no sign of relenting.


Denied abortion, 11-year-old rape victim gives birth

2015-08-14 07:25

An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend has given birth, rekindling the uproar over authorities' refusal to let her have an abortion.

Popemobile 'speeding', say Paraguayans

2015-07-11 07:04

Some Paraguayans who'd queued for hours to see Pope Francis, say the driver has says a heavy foot, they only had a fleeting glimpse of the pontiff.

Floods force mass evacuation in Paraguay

2014-06-28 13:56

Floods caused by torrential rains have forced the evacuation of 200 000 people in Paraguay.

75 000 families evacuated in Paraguay floods

2014-06-03 22:32

Floods have forced the evacuation of 75 000 families in Paraguay.

Three Bengal tigers born at Paraguay zoo

2013-11-12 22:16

Three Bengal tigers have been born at a zoo in the Paraguay capital Asuncion.

Paraguay declares state of emergency

2013-07-06 09:00

Paraguay's congress has declared a state of emergency as floods threaten several states.

Paraguayans elect magnate as president

2013-04-22 08:05

Paraguayans have elected a magnate as their new leader, returning the conservative Colorado Party to the presidency that it held for 61 years before Fernando Lugo came to power.

Animal smuggling countries face sanctions

2012-07-26 19:17

Delegates to a UN conservation meeting are threatening sanctions against six countries unless they approve legislation to fight the illegal animal trade.

Stray dog's barking foils prison break

2012-02-18 08:00

A stray dog is getting credit for thwarting a prison break in Paraguay.

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