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Copa Libertadores final moved to Peru due to Chile unrest

06 Nov 2019

ASUNCION The Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and River Plate has been moved to Lima in Peru from Santiago because of unrest in the Chilean capital, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday.

Amid 'many shocks,' Paraguay cuts 2019 growth outlook again due to drought, trade

23 Oct 2019

ASUNCION, Oct 23 Paraguay's central bank cut its 2019 annual growth projection for a third time this year on Wednesday, to a tepid pace of 0.2%, as the farm-driven economy was buffeted by a global slowdown and tough weather for the agricultural sector.

South American football leader Leoz dies while awaiting extradition to U.S.

29 Aug 2019

SANTIAGO One of Latin America’s most influential football personalities, Nicolas Leoz, died late on Wednesday in Asuncion, his lawyer said, as he awaited extradition to the United States on corruption charges.

South American football leader Leoz dies while awaiting extradition to U.S.

29 Aug 2019

SANTIAGO, Aug 29 One of Latin America’s most influential football personalities, Nicolas Leoz, died late on Wednesday in Asuncion, his lawyer said, as he awaited extradition to the United States on corruption charges.

Paraguay lawmakers back down on impeachment threat after hydropower deal annulled

01 Aug 2019

ASUNCION/BRASILIA Paraguayan lawmakers backed down on their threat to impeach President Mario Abdo on Thursday after Brazil and Paraguay canceled an energy deal that sparked controversy and threatened to destabilize his government.

UPDATE 2-Paraguay lawmakers back down on impeachment threat after hydropower deal annulled

01 Aug 2019

ASUNCION/BRASILIA, Aug 1 Paraguayan lawmakers backed down on their threat to impeach President Mario Abdo on Thursday after Brazil and Paraguay canceled an energy deal that sparked controversy and threatened to destabilize his government.

Paraguay foreign minister resigns after Brazil energy deal outcry

29 Jul 2019

ASUNCION Paraguay's foreign minister and three other officials resigned on Monday amid a growing scandal over the signing of an energy deal with Brazil, a blow to President Mario Abdo who has forged close ties with Brazil, South America's No. 1 economy.

Paraguay cuts 2019 growth forecast in half as crops hit

25 Jul 2019

ASUNCION Paraguay's central bank on Thursday cut the country's 2019 economic growth forecast to 1.5% from 3.2%, citing poor performance in the agricultural sector and external factors including trade problems in neighboring Argentina and Brazil.

Messi banned for one game for Copa America red card

24 Jul 2019

ASUNCION Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned for one game and fined $1,500 after being sent off against Chile in the Copa America third-place playoff and levelling accusations of "corruption" at South American soccer chiefs.

Paraguay economy to grow under 3% this year, finance minister says

15 Jul 2019

ASUNCION Paraguay's finance minister told Reuters economic growth in 2019 was likely to come in below 3% from an earlier projected 3.2% percent thanks mainly to weak soybean production caused by poor weather in the first half of the year.

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