Category: Paraguay

Mario Abdo Benítez is sworn in as Paraguay’s new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: Mario Abdo Benítez was sworn in yesterday as Paraguay’s new president. The right-wing former lawmaker promised to continue business-friendly policies and to combat poverty and […] Read More >

President of Paraguay won’t be able to take Senate seat after he steps down

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY:President Horacio Cartes announced on Tuesday he would pull back on his attempt to resign six weeks before his term ends after he was unable to […] Read More >

Paraguay to elect new president Sunday

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PARAGUAY: Paraguay is holding elections for president, governors and all seats of both the upper and lower houses of Congress this coming Sunday. The favorite to […] Read More >

South American Football Officials May Lose Diplomatic Immunity in Paraguay

Top Story — Legislators in Paraguay voted on Thursday to strip the South American football organization of diplomatic immunity, a move that will likely accelerate an international investigation into claims […] Read More >

German Couple Kidnapped, Shot Dead in Paraguay; Guerrilla Group Suspected

A German couple who had been working as farmers in Paraguay for 30 years were found dead on Thursday, and authorities are blaming members of an elusive guerrilla group that […] Read More >

Paraguay: New President Says Venezuela Met With Military

Top Story — New Paraguayan President Federico Franco alleged that the Venezuelan government meddled in his country’s affairs by asking the military to support ousted former president Fernando Lugo last Friday. Franco […] Read More >

Paraguay’s Neighbors Denounce Lugo’s Removal, Isolate Successor

Top Story — The ouster of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday has shocked and angered Paraguay’s Latin American neighbors, leading Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela to […] Read More >

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Faces Impeachment

Top Story — On Friday, the Paraguayan Senate will decide whether Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo should be impeached for his handling of a violent land conflict that left at least […] Read More >

Paraguay: 15 Deaths, 9 Murder Charges After Land Dispute Turns Violent

Top Story — Rubén Candia Amarilla was sworn in Saturday as Paraguay’s new interior minister after Carlos Filizzola and Police Chief Paulino Rojas resigned due to violent clashes that left at least […] Read More >

Paraguay Cattle Health Scare Blamed On Human Error

Paraguayan health officials said this month “human error” led to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) that has seriously hurt the country’s vital cattle industry. “After the most recent laboratory […] Read More >