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Journalists Demand Paraguayan Gov’t to Investigate Colleague’s murder

Journalists Demand Paraguayan Gov’t to Investigate Colleague’s murder

Paraguayan journalists demonstrated Saturday in front of the Interior Ministry in Asuncion, demanding that the government solve the murder of Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz, the journalist known for his reports on drug trafficking who was gunned down Friday in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero. continue reading »

Paraguayan Authorities Take Down Major International Drug Trafficking Ring

Paraguayan Authorities Take Down Major International Drug Trafficking Ring

Paraguayan police, in coordination with authorities in Israel and Brazil, took down an organization that was smuggling cocaine to the Middle East and Africa, Paraguay's Senad counternarcotics agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

Authorities Dismantle Cocaine Distribution Hub in Paraguay

Authorities Dismantle Cocaine Distribution Hub in Paraguay

Anti-drug agents dismantled a complex in rural Paraguay that included cocaine labs, warehouses and a clandestine airstrip, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

10,000 Year Old Rodent Fossils Found In Paraguay

10,000 Year Old Rodent Fossils Found In Paraguay

Riso Cave in the Paraguayan Chaco has been seen as an unspoiled treasure by paleontologists ever since rodent remains were unexpectedly found there next to the fossil of a giant sloth of the Pleistocene Epoch. continue reading »

Monkeys at Paraguayan Zoo Enjoy Popsicles

Monkeys at Paraguayan Zoo Enjoy Popsicles

Monkeys at the Asuncion zoo enjoyed a refreshing afternoon treat of ice cream handed out by two city councilmen as part of a campaign of solidarity with the caged animals that had been expressly forbidden by the management. continue reading »

Audit Shows President Energy’s Resources in Paraguay at 1 Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent

Audit Shows President Energy’s Resources in Paraguay at 1 Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent

An independent audit found potential hydrocarbons reserves totaling more than 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in President Energy's exploration areas in Paraguay's Chaco region, the British company said in a statement. continue reading »

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Brazil, Paraguay to Begin Work on Bridge After June

Construction of a new bridge over the Parana River, which forms a natural boundary between Brazil and Paraguay, will begin after June once the bidding process has concluded, Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga said. continue reading »

Authorities Investigating 70 Patient Deaths at Paraguay Hospital

Authorities Investigating 70 Patient Deaths at Paraguay Hospital

The Paraguayan government stepped in at the Ciudad del Este Regional Hospital to determine whether the deaths of some 70 patients were caused by negligence, the Health Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

President Energy Granted Interest in Natgas Block in Paraguay

President Energy Granted Interest in Natgas Block in Paraguay

Britain's President Energy said Friday the Paraguayan government has granted it an interest of up to 80 percent in an 18,507-sq.-kilometer (7,145-sq.-mile) prospect area in the Chaco region. continue reading »

“Women in Film” to be Theme of 2014 Paraguay International Film Festival

“Women in Film” to be Theme of 2014 Paraguay International Film Festival

The 2014 edition of the Paraguay International Film Festival will focus on the theme "Women in Film," looking at the problems women face in different parts of the world, organizers said. continue reading »

Paraguayans are Lining Up to Dine on Giant Catfish

Paraguayans are Lining Up to Dine on Giant Catfish

The surubim, the giant catfish of South America's great rivers, is again the culinary delight of the Puente Remanso river market, where many Paraguayans are pouring in to savor its rich flesh after an almost two-month closed season. continue reading »

Guerrillas Kill Soldier in Paraguay

Guerrillas Kill Soldier in Paraguay

A soldier was killed and another was wounded in a shootout Sunday with Army of the Paraguayan People, or EPP, guerrillas, Interior Minister Francisco de Vargas said. continue reading »

REPORT: Most Corrupt Latin American Countries

REPORT: Most Corrupt Latin American Countries

Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index was released this week. The report found that corruption worsened in Latin America over the past year as economic heavyweights Brazil and Mexico didn’t improve and gang-plagued Central America worsened. continue reading »

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

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 »

Which Countries are More Ethnically Diverse in Latin America?

Which Countries are More Ethnically Diverse in Latin America?

The Washington Post recently shared a global map depicting the most ethnically diverse and the more ethnically homogeneous. Interestingly, the United States fell right in the middle, along with Venezuela and Nicaragua. continue reading »