Paraguay


WATCH: 70 000 families displaced in Paraguay flooding

2019-05-27 17:31

Heavy flooding in Paraguay has displaced 70 000 families and is threatening to further inundate the capital Asuncion in the coming weeks, the country's weather bureau says.

Man shocks family by walking into his own funeral

2018-06-19 17:42

A 20-year-old man stunned his grieving family when he suddenly arrived at his own memorial service.

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

2018-04-23 12:45

The US-educated son of a senior aide to the country's late dictator, Abdo Benitez won slightly more than 46% of the vote, with his centrist opponent Efrain Alegre taking almost 43% in a race that was far closer than expected.

Gunmen rob millions in explosive Paraguay heist

2017-04-24 22:22

Suspected Brazilian gangsters have blasted into a secure vault in southeastern Paraguay and robbed millions of dollars, leaving a policeman dead.

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.

 

Paraguayan firefighters get naked in calendar to raise funds

2019-01-18 06:14

Fatima Olmedo was first to pose naked for the calendar, holding a rolled-up hose in her hands that barely covered her pregnant belly.

Paraguay to have its first woman president

2018-05-29 20:41

Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in its history, at least temporarily, after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes stepped down ahead of schedule.

Eight people arrested in Paraguay heist

2017-04-25 22:17

Brazilian police say eight people have been detained after a heist at a security company across the border in Paraguay dubbed "the robbery of the century".

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.

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