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Paraguay rioters set fire to Congress after secret Senate re-election vote

World Apr 1, 2017

Paraguay rioters set fire to Congress after secret Senate re-election vote

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay's Congress on Friday after the Senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election. The country's constitution has prohibited re-election since it was passed in 1992 after a brutal dictatorship ...

Japan loses to Paraguay in Toulon opener

Soccer May 22, 2016

Japan loses to Paraguay in Toulon opener

Japan's Rio Olympic-bound Under-23s got off to a losing start at the Toulon International Tournament on Saturday, Makoto Teguramori's men going down 2-1 to Paraguay in Group B. Paraguay, which has brought its Under-21 squad to Toulon and has not qualified for Rio, capitalized on ...

Pope wraps up South America tour with visit to slum

World Jul 12, 2015

Pope wraps up South America tour with visit to slum

Pope Francis will put into practice his insistence that the world's poor not be left on the margins of society by visiting a slum outside Asuncion on the final day of his three-country South American tour. Francis has spent much of the past week — ...

World / Crime & Legal Nov 6, 2014

Paraguay: Woman accused of witchcraft burned alive

An indigenous woman was burned alive in Paraguay after being accused of witchcraft, a local prosecutor confirmed Wednesday. Prosecutor Fany Aguilera said that members of the Mbya Guarani ethnic group tied 45-year-old Adolfina Ocampos to a wooden pole and shot arrows at her before they ...