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Denied abortion, 11-year-old Paraguay rape victim gives birth

Asunci - An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend gave birth Thursday, rekindling the uproar over authorities' refusal to let her have an abortion.

Pope leaves for Rome after South America visit

Asunci - Pope Francis departed Paraguay for Rome late Sunday, bringing to a close a weeklong visit where he drew attention to the poor and marginalized in some of the region's poorest nations.

Pope laments corruption as 'gangrene of a people'

Asunci - Pope Francis decried the scourge of corruption as the "gangrene of a people" in Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in South America and where graft is rampant.

Pope takes message of equality to Paraguay

Asunci - Pope Francis brought his message of equality to Paraguay, on the third and final stop of a South America tour that has burnished his reputation as a powerful voice for the downtrodden.

Pope Francis: 'genocide' against Christians in Middle East

Santa Cruz De La Sierra - Pope Francis called for an end to what he said was the "genocide" of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond.

Pope Francis seeks Bolivians' forgiveness for colonial-era crimes

Santa Cruz De La Sierra - Pope Francis, in a historic gesture of reconciliation, sought forgiveness Thursday from Bolivia's predominantly indigenous inhabitants for crimes committed centuries earlier in the name of the Catholic Church.

Pope takes message of inclusion to Bolivia

La Paz - Pope Francis greeted Bolivians with a message of inclusion, a central theme of his three-nation tour to his home continent, as he arrived in South America's poorest nation.

Next stop Bolivia for 'pope of the poor'

Quito - Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, heads Wednesday to Bolivia on the second leg of a three-nation tour of the continent's poorest countries, where he has been acclaimed by huge crowds.

Francis to hold papal mass in Ecuador capital Quito

Quito - Pope Francis celebrates his second open air mass in as many days in Ecuador on Tuesday, this time in Quito, the capital city roiled for the past month by anti-government protests.

Pope Francis celebrates Ecuador mass with huge crowd

Guayaqui - Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass with hundreds of thousands of faithful under scorching heat in Ecuador on Monday, highlighting the importance of family on his return to his home region.

Thousands greet pope at start of South American trip

Quito - Pope Francis wrapped up the first day of a grueling three-nation South American trip after greeting tens of thousands of jubilant people who lined the streets of Quito.

Pope Francis lands in Ecuador on three-nation tour

Quito - Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador on Sunday to kick off his first South American trip in two years that will also take him to Bolivia and Paraguay and see him highlight the plight of the poor.

Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent

Vatican City - Pope Francis embarks Sunday on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America's 'peripheral' countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty, inequality and the legacies of past authoritarian regimes.

Paraguay's direct approach haunts Dunga's cautious Brazil

Brazil’s tumultuous Copa America campaign concluded in an identical manner to the previous tournament, falling short against a sturdy Paraguayan outfit via penalty shootout.

Paraguay captures man who allegedly impregnated stepdaughter

Asunci - The man who allegedly sexually abused and impregnated his 10-year-old stepdaughter, sparking a debate on abortion in Paraguay, was arrested Saturday after 15 days on the run, police said.

Ten-year-old's pregnancy sparks Paraguay abortion debate

Asunci - A 10-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather and is now five months pregnant has become the focal point of a wrenching debate over abortion and child abuse in this conservative Catholic country.

Outrage over 10-year-old Paraguayan pregnant by stepfather

Asunci - The case of a 10-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her stepfather has triggered outrage in Paraguay, where the health minister has blocked her from having an abortion.

Pope Francis to tour Latin America in July

- Pope Francis will make his first visit as pontiff to Spanish-speaking Latin America in July, stopping in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Vatican said Thursday.

Pope sacks Paraguay bishop who promoted alleged paedophile priest

- Pope Francis on Thursday sacked a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting and promoting a priest described by his former church superiors in the United States as "a serious threat to young people".

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Fernando De La Mora - Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.

South American road trip, in photos Special

I've always wanted to set off on the Mother of All Roadtrips, starting in northern Alaska and driving all the way down to the tip of South America.

Madrid man arrested for phantom airline scam defrauding 67 people

Madrid - A Madrid man has been arrested by Spanish police after setting up a fake airline and cheating 67 "passengers" out of a total of €50,000, booking them on a flight to Paraguay that didn't exist.

Preview: 'Landfill Harmonic', music from a Paraguay slum

A preview for an upcoming documentary, "Landfill Harmonic", about Cateura, a slum in Paraguay situated on a landfill, where residents create music from the trash and have started "The Recycled Orchestra."

Review: 7 Boxes a thrilling fun film with surprising twists Special

Toronto - A delivery boy in a Paraguayan market is the highlight of 7 Boxes, debuting at the Toronto International Festival Market. His wild ride serves as the suspenseful engine for a film that should earn widespread distribution.

UPDATE: Paraguayan president dismissed over peasants’ massacre

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo could be removed from his post today by an impeachment trial supported by allies and opponents after a bloody clash between police and peasants sent his government into a political crisis.

Is the US infecting South American leaders with cancer?

One of the Socialist leaders in South America has presented as a possibility that the United States is responsible for the outbreak of cancer in South American leaders.

Hitler didn’t commit suicide, claims British journalist

British journalist Gerrard Williams says he’s found evidence that Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun didn’t die in their Berlin bunker as generally believed, but escaped to Argentina where he died in 1962.

World Cup: Villa fires Spain into semis

Johannesburg - Spain progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup beating South American opposition Paraguay to set up a clash with Germany.

Model Larissa Riquelme will run naked if Paraguay wins World Cup

She has already become the face of Paraguay fandom, and now lingerie model Larissa Riquelme is perking many male ears by announcing she will run naked if her country wins the World Cup.

World Cup: Italy out of competition

Italy and New Zealand became the next two teams to leave the World Cup competition, an especially disappointing result for Italians who rarely see their football team leave the World Cup so early.
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The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura  Paraguay.
The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay.
Gabide Etacori is one of the leaders who has made the appeal on behalf of his uncontacted relatives....
Gabide Etacori is one of the leaders who has made the appeal on behalf of his uncontacted relatives. ©Survival
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Satellite photos have revealed the destruction of uncontacted Ayoreo-Totobiegosode territory. © GAT/Survival
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Lingerie model Larissa Riquelme (centre) cheering on Paraguay during the World Cup
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Asunción  capital of Paraguay  view from the Ministry of National Defence.
Asunción, capital of Paraguay, view from the Ministry of National Defence.
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Street scene, Cuidad del Este.
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Girl playing a violin made from recycled trash in Cateura, Paraguay.
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Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, in a press conference, June 20, 2012.(Screen capture ElComercio, Asunción).
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A boy plays on a cello made from recycled trash, in Cateura, Paraguay.
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This no man's land between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay allows for Iranian terrorists to cross borders undetected

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