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Viggo Mortensen Presents the Book “Hijos de la Selva” in Paraguay

American actor Viggo Mortensen presented in Paraguay the book "Hijos de la Selva" (Children of the Jungle) by Argentine anthropologists Federico Bossert and Diego Villar, a collection of the photographic legacy of German scientist Max Schmidt about the Paraguayan and Brazilian Indians. continue reading »

PARAGUAY:  King of Used Cars

Paraguay has become the main destination in South America for used cars from Japan, the United States and other countries, thanks to new regulations aimed at making it easier to import automobiles so low-income consumers can purchase vehicles. continue reading »

Asuncion Street Vendors, Paraguay’s Informal Economy In Action

Money changers and car parkers, paperboys, vendors of fruit juice and handicrafts, soccer articles and herbs for the popular drink called "terere," populate the streets of Asuncion and represent the informal economy that allows hundreds of thousands of families to survive. continue reading »

Paraguay’s New President Horacio Cartes Also One of Country’s Richest Men

Paraguay has a new President, Horacio Cartes, who is also one of the richest man in the country. Cartes defeated Efrain Alegre and is replacing President Federico Franco. continue reading »

General Elections Underway in Paraguay

Paraguay is holding general elections on Sunday, with the presidency, vice presidency, congressional seats, governorships and other posts up for grabs. continue reading »

Mayor in Paraguay Gunned Down Five Years After his Predecessor His Brother Also Gunned Down

The mayor of the southeastern Paraguayan town of Jose Leandro Oviedo was shot to death on Tuesday, a little more than five years after his brother, who preceded him in the office, died in similar circumstances. continue reading »

Paraguayan Robin Hood Claims to Have Distributed Stolen Money Among Poor

An employee of a security company who made off with nearly $500,000 before turning himself in to the Paraguayan police 30 hours later with just $200 in his pocket said he had distributed the cash among the poor. continue reading »

Paraguayan Presidential Candidate Killed in Helicopter Crash

Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died in a helicopter crash in Chaco province, officials said Sunday. A search team found the wreckage of the helicopter, which went down Saturday night, at a ranch in the city of Presidente Hayes, media reports said. continue reading »

Paraguayan Police Seize 745 Lbs of Cocaine Stashed in Tomato Cans

A Paraguayan exporter was arrested in a police operation that found 338 kilos (745 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of 1,400 cans of a tomato product being sent to Spain, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Paraguay Unable to Defeat Dengue, Declares National Alert

Paraguay’s Health Minister, Antonio Arbo, has declared a national epidemic alert since the country was unable to eliminate the dengue disease only control an outbreak. continue reading »

Paraguay, Homeland Security Seize Counterfeit Goods Worth Over $34 Million

Over the past 15 months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has provided extensive training and capacity building to Paraguay's customs office and other Paraguayan law enforcement partners. This training has been very successful, as Paraguayan authorities, working closely with the HSI Buenos Aires attaché, are making extensive seizures of counterfeit goods. continue reading »

Paraguayan Rebels Say Group is “Armed Wing” of Country’s Poor

The purported commander of the shadowy Army of the Paraguayan People, or EPP, said in a video that his small group is the "armed wing" of the Paraguayan poor and called for the elimination of private property in the impoverished South American country. continue reading »

Impeached Paraguay President Plans to Attend Merocur Summit this Week

Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said Sunday he planned to attend the Mercosur summit later this week in Mendoza, Argentina. continue reading »

9 Squatters in Paraguay and 7 Police Officers Die During Clash

Seven police and nine squatters were killed Friday when security forces tried to evict landless peasants from a rural estate in the northeastern province of Canindeyu, Paraguayan authorities said. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 201th Year of Independence

Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted natives to Christianity and enslaved native Indian populations. continue reading »

Vice President of Paraguay Assures Country ‘Gifting’ Energy to Argentina

Federico Franco, Vice President of Paraguay, maintains that the expansion of Yacyretá, a binational dam and hydroelectric power plant, will depend on the annulment of debt with Buenos Aires as well as business with Uruguay. continue reading »

Food Emergency Declared in Paraguay Due to Prolonged Drought

At least 313 indigenous communities are mostly affected by lack of food caused by the drought which has affected Paraguay since the end of November, for this reason President Fernando Lugo signed a decree yesterday which declares food emergency for 90 days. continue reading »

Paraguay to Spends Millions to Improve Agricultural Productivity

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $25 million loan for a program to improve agricultural productivity in Paraguay by increasing security of property ownership. continue reading »

Paraguay to Hand Over Indigenous Land

The Paraguayan government has this week signed an agreement with Enxet Indians to hand back 1,000 hectares of their ancestral land. The decision comes after a long legal battle between the indigenous people continue reading »

Paraguay Urged to Pass Laws Protecting Rights of Women and Indians

New laws are urgently needed in Paraguay to protect the rights of minorities, in particular women and indigenous people, a top United Nations human rights official has said, calling on the Government to scale up its efforts to stop discrimination and injustice towards these groups. continue reading »