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News: Paraguay

We have started to collect the most important news related to Paraguay in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Paraguay: news

Paraguay's President Cartes sworn in

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 15:25

One of Paraguay's richest men, Horacio Cartes, is sworn in as the country's president, four months after his centre-right party beat the liberal opposition.
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New leader to 'put Paraguay first'

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 1:36

Paraguay's President-elect Horacio Cartes, one of his nation's wealthiest men, says he would "never put personal interests before the country's".
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Horacio Cartes wins Paraguay poll

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 13:27

The Colorado Party's Horacio Cartes is elected Paraguay's president in a poll seen as key to restoring the country's democratic credentials.
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Paraguay holds key presidential poll

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 20:56

Polls have now closed in Paraguay in a presidential election seen as key to restoring democratic credentials after a disputed impeachment.
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Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 17:59

Paraguayan politician Lino Oviedo, who was running for president in the upcoming elections, has died in a helicopter crash north of the capital.
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VIDEO: 'Rubbish orchestra' makes music from trash

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 9:52

An orchestra of young musicians from a Paraguayan slum has been touring South America, using instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials.
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Charges filed in Paraguay clash

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 20:08

Fourteen Paraguayan farmers allegedly involved in clashes which led to the death of 17 people are formally charged by prosecutors.
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Outcry over footballer's death

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 16:13
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The death of a Paraguayan footballer owed thousands of dollars of back pay by his club in Indonesia sparks outrage among fans and the players' union.
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Paraguay peasant leader shot dead

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 20:00

Peasant leader Vidal Vega, head of a movement involved in a bloody land dispute in the east of Paraguay, is shot dead.
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Paraguay seizes huge cocaine haul

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 21:48

Paraguayan anti-drug agents seize a huge amount of cocaine and arrest the country's most wanted man at a ranch in Canindeyu district.
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Row over Paraguay dictator's body

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 1:02

Activists and ex-political prisoners in Paraguay demonstrate against plans to repatriate the remains of former military ruler Gen Alfredo Stroessner.
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