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Paraguay president inaugurates Israel embassy in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes inaugurated his country's Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, making it the third nation to make the deeply controversial move after the United States and Guatemala.

Paraguay to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Asunci - Paraguay announced Wednesday that it intends to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, becoming the third country to do so after the United States and Guatemala.

Paraguay's Abdo Benitez: son of dictator's aide

Asunci - Mario Abdo Benitez's family may have been linked with Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner, but it didn't harm his campaign, as the 46-year-old on Sunday became the country's newly-elected president.

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Asunci - Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America's poorest countries.

Son of dictator's aide, lawyer vie for Paraguay presidency

Asunci - The US-educated son of a top aide to Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner is favorite to win Sunday's presidential election in the Latin American country.

Paraguay: wracked by trafficking, corruption

Asunci - Paraguay, which holds a presidential election on Sunday, is a small landlocked nation in Latin America where corruption and drug trafficking are rampant. Here are a few key facts about this nation of nearly seven million people.

Paraguay: key milestones

Asunci - Here is a list of key developments in the history of Paraguay, the landlocked Latin American nation which is holding a presidential election on Sunday:- From discovery to independence -In 1515, the region of Paraguay, which is populated by Guarani Indi...

Conservative tipped to win Paraguay presidential poll

Asunci - In power for almost all of the past seven decades, Paraguay's conservative Colorado party appears to be heading for a new victory in Sunday's presidential poll, with its candidate the frontrunner despite his father's ties to the dictatorship.

EU and South American bloc extend trade talks

Asunci - The European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur are extending talks on a free trade deal by a couple of weeks to resolve "four or five" outstanding issues, officials from both sides said on Friday.

EU, Mercosur to resume talks on trade deal Wednesday

Asunci - Negotiators from Mercosur and the European Union are due to resume talks on Wednesday after edging closer to a historic trade deal during the last round in Brussels.

State of emergency as floods worry Paraguay capital

Asunci - Authorities in Paraguay's capital Asuncion on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for a month after the Paraguay River burst its banks, leaving at least 20,000 people homeless.

Rare giant lily pads draw impressive crowds to Paraguay lagoon

Asunci - An off-the-beaten-path corner of Paraguay has become a tourist attraction this month as visitors flock to see a rare delight floating on a hidden lagoon: giant round water lilies spanning over 1.5 meters (five feet).

Air France jet makes emergency landing due to electrical problem

Asunci - An Air France jetliner flying from Buenos Aires to Paris dumped some its fuel in mid-air and made an emergency landing in Paraguay because of an electrical problem, airport officials and the company said Wednesday.

Brazil arrests 14 over explosive Paraguay heist

Bras - Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay.

Brazil arrests 14 over explosive Paraguay heist

Bras - Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay.

Brazil arrests 14 over explosive Paraguay heist

Bras - Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay.

Heavily armed gang steals millions in stunning Paraguay heist

Asunci - Dozens of suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault containing millions of dollars in southeastern Paraguay on Monday, leaving a policeman dead in what officials called the "robbery of the century.

Paraguay president backs off re-election bid

Asunci - Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes said Monday he will no longer seek re-election next year, after his bid to change the constitution triggered deadly riots.

Paraguay faces new protests in re-election row

Asunci - Paraguay will face the threat of fresh unrest Monday as rival demonstrators march for and against President Horacio Cartes's controversial bid to allow himself re-election, which triggered deadly riots last week.

Paraguay opposition boycotts talks on re-election row

Asunci - Paraguay's main leftist opposition party boycotted talks launched by President Horacio Cartes on Wednesday aiming to settle a row over his bid for re-election which sparked deadly riots last week.

Paraguay suspends re-election amendment after riots

Asunci - Paraguayan lawmakers Tuesday suspended a controversial bill altering the constitution to allow the president to stand for re-election following riots and the death of an activist.

Paraguay president calls for talks after riots

Asunci - Paraguay's conservative President Horacio Cartes reached out to his opponents Monday for talks after a bid to lift a ban on him seeking re-election sparked deadly riots.

Mourners jam funeral of Paraguay opposition activist

Asunci - Demonstrators massed at a funeral for an opposition political activist killed by Paraguayan police after an anti-government break-in at Congress.

Paraguay president fires top aides after deadly protest

Asunci - Paraguay's president sacked his interior minister and police chief, following a clash that led to the death of a young activist as rioters angry about electoral reform stormed Congress.

Unrest as Paraguay senators back president re-election

Asunci - 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.

Exiled from forests, Paraguay's Ache people want land

- Forced from their ancestral forests by the arrival of big agriculture in eastern Paraguay, the Ache people gave up the hunter-gatherer lifestyle that had sustained them for centuries.

Paraguay attack kills eight soldiers

Asunci - Eight Paraguayan soldiers died Saturday in a roadside explosion, the government said, blaming it on a leftist guerrilla group.

Venezuela condemns 'bold threats' from Paraguay

Caracas - Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Saturday condemned what she called "bold threats" from her Paraguayan counterpart after he announced a "total freezing of relations.

Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

Asunci - Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV.

Paraguay reports first two cases of Zika birth defect

Asunci - Paraguay reported its first two cases Wednesday of babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, which is blamed for a surge in the birth defect across Latin America.
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