Paraguay


Paraguay suspends re-election amendment after riots

2017-04-05 05:19

Paraguayan lawmakers have suspended a controversial bill altering the constitution to allow the president to stand for re-election.

Unrest as Paraguay senators back president re-election

2017-04-01 09:17

Paraguayan senators approved a contested law allowing the country's president to be re-elected, prompting furious protesters to break into the legislature, ransacking lawmakers' offices and igniting fires.

#Dakar2017: Three SA-built Toyotas in top ten

2017-01-16 11:00

The 2017 Dakar, held over thirteen days in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, saw three SA-built Toyota Hilux vehicles finish in the top 10.

WATCH: Toyota Dakar race car offloaded on busy Paraguayan street

2016-12-29 10:42

South African 2009 Dakar winner Giniel de Villiers posted a video of his Toyota Hilux race car being offloaded on a busy street in Asunción, Paraguay.

World's toughest race: 2017 Dakar Rally route

2016-11-24 09:21

The course of the 39th Dakar Rally, which will be held between January 2-14, 2017, in Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia:

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.

 

Activist killed in police raid during Paraguay riots

2017-04-01 18:02

A Paraguayan opposition political activist has been shot dead after police raided his party headquarters during riots against a contested electoral reform.

Paraguayan rebels release kidnapped man

2017-02-26 18:10

Paraguayan authorities say a Mennonite man has walked 20km to reach his home in the Rio Verde Colony after he was kidnapped by a small rebel group.

3 things you should know about attending the Dakar Rally

2017-01-14 07:40

Sean Parker spent a week covering the 2017 Dakar Rally in Paraguay and Argentina. Here are 3 things you know about following the world's most gruelling race.

Dakar 2017: The rookies, top teams and crowd favourites

2016-12-29 09:06

Find out who's who in the Dakar 2017 - who's new on the scene, the top guns and the ultimate crowd favourites.

Drought kills Paraguay's thirsty alligators

2016-07-05 07:14

A drought in northern Paraguay has driven thousands of thirsty alligators to crowd around lakes and wells, scaring off cattle from the dwindling water sources.

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.

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