Category: Paraguay

The Dam that (Almost) Brought Down Paraguay’s President

The past two weeks have brought Paraguayans a political earthquake and a crowd of new household names, all connected to a bilateral energy deal signed with Brazil in May and […] Read More >

With the Help of Nuns and a Lawyer, a Paraguayan Indigenous Group Wins Back Their Ancestral Territory

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay—In early May, the Jejyty Miri Indigenous community in Paraguay received the good news they’d been waiting for. After three years of struggle over their 500-hectare territory near the […] Read More >

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 >