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In Paraguay's coronavirus war, isolation centers exact a heavy toll

11 Jun 2020

ASUNCION Paraguay's coronavirus camps, obligatory for anyone entering the South American country, have garnered praise from international health bodies for helping stem the spread of the epidemic. The government calls them the "first line of defense".

Paraguay plans switch to 'smart' quarantine after coronavirus curve flattens

24 Apr 2020

ASUNCION Paraguay will ease its coronavirus lockdown in May, replacing its currently tough sanctions with a "smart quarantine" after the South American country became one of the most successful in the region to stem the spread of the pandemic.

Paraguay has South America's best record on coronavirus after early lockdown

14 Apr 2020

ASUNCION As a global coronavirus pandemic spread around the world, landlocked Paraguay did not wait, imposing a strict lockdown in early March, before neighboring countries. The result: the fewest cases in the region.

Ronaldinho to be freed from Paraguayan jail into house arrest

08 Apr 2020

ASUNCION Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho will be released from jail into house arrest in Paraguay on Tuesday after he and his brother paid $1.6 million in bail, the judge in his case said. | Video

Soccer-South America federation confident of Libertadores restart this year

03 Apr 2020

ASUNCION, April 3 Alejandro Dominguez, president of South America's soccer federation, says the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana will not be scrapped this year and is optimistic football will return even if means playing games with no fans present.

Latin American committees push for qualifiers to go down to the wire

20 Mar 2020

BUENOS AIRES/ASUNCION/MEXICO CITY Athletes should be given the chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics right until the Games begin on July 24 due to the disruption caused to the sporting calendar by the coronavirus pandemic, Olympic committees in Latin America said.

Military roadblocks, curfews: Latin America tightens coronavirus controls

17 Mar 2020

LIMA/ASUNCION/SAN SALVADOR Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions on Monday to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru putting military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica and Colombia closing their borders and other countries ordering curfews.

Peru deploys military to slow coronavirus spread; Chile closes borders

16 Mar 2020

LIMA/ASUNCION/SANTIAGO Peru's government deployed masked military personnel to block major roads in Lima on Monday, while police restricted the movement of people as the country rolled out a state of enforced "social isolation" to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Peru deploys military to slow coronavirus spread; Chile closes borders

16 Mar 2020

LIMA/ASUNCION/SANTIAGO, March 16 Peru's government deployed masked military personnel to block major roads in Lima on Monday, while police restricted the movement of people as the country rolled out a state of enforced "social isolation" to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Ronaldinho inquiry heats up over money laundering concerns

16 Mar 2020

ASUNCION The inquiry that led to the detention of former Brazil player Ronaldinho Gaucho enters a new stage this week as prosecutors focus on what they believe is a money laundering scheme involving the businesswoman who invited him to Paraguay.

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