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Daniela Desantis

Seven bodies found in fertiliser shipment from Serbia to Paraguay

23 Oct 2020

ASUNCION The badly decomposed bodies of seven people who may have been stowaways were found on Friday inside a shipment of fertiliser that left Serbia three months ago, Paraguayan authorities said.

Five bodies found in fertilizer shipment from Serbia to Paraguay

23 Oct 2020

ASUNCION, Oct 23 Paraguayan authorities said on Friday they had found at least five badly-decomposed bodies inside a shipment of fertilizer that left Serbia three months ago.

Paraguay finance minister Lopez to step down, take IDB job: gov't source

08 Oct 2020

ASUNCION Paraguay's Finance Minister Benigno López will step down from his ministry position in the next few days to take a senior role at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a government source told Reuters on Thursday.

Paraguay declares state of emergency as forest fires rage

03 Oct 2020

ASUNCION Paraguay's Congress declared a national emergency on Thursday as forest fires raged, burning vast swaths of the Chaco dry forest, home to sprawling cattle ranches, jaguars and many indigenous tribes.

Top European automakers linked to deforestation in Paraguay's Chaco: Earthsight

30 Sep 2020

ASUNCION Environmental group Earthsight said on Wednesday it has linked some of Europe's largest carmakers to the deforestation of the Chaco, a dry forest region of Paraguay home to jaguars and one of the last uncontacted indigenous groups in the world.

U.N. calls on Paraguay to investigate deaths of 11-year-olds in military operation

06 Sep 2020

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES The Paraguayan government must investigate "impartially and without delay" the deaths of two 11-year-old girls in a police and military operation against a rebel group in the north of the country, the regional office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Sunday.

Argentina seeks clarity from Paraguay over deaths of two 11-year-old 'rebels'

05 Sep 2020

ASUNCION/BUENOS AIRES Argentina asked for an explanation on Friday from Paraguay about the deaths in a police and military operation against a rebel group of two 11-year-old girls it said were Argentine citizens.

Coronavirus cases in Latin America pass 7 million - Reuters tally

28 Aug 2020

ASUNCION Coronavirus cases passed the 7 million mark in Latin America on Thursday even as some countries begin to show a slight decline in infections in a region with the world's highest level of contagion, according to a Reuters tally.

Ronaldinho flies home to Brazil after Paraguayan judge frees him

25 Aug 2020

ASUNCION Former world soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho left Paraguay on Tuesday, hours after a judge liberated him from five months of house arrest over an adulterated passport.

Paraguay judge rules Ronaldinho can go free after months-long detention

25 Aug 2020

ASUNCION A Paraguayan judge ended the house arrest of former Barcelona player Ronaldinho Gaucho on Monday, freeing the way for him to return to Brazil and end a more than five-month ordeal that began when he tried to enter the country with an adulterated passport.

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