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Paraguay's President Abdo contracts dengue fever amid outbreak

22 Jan 2020

ASUNCION A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country's leader Mario Abdo confirmed as having been struck by the disease.

Paraguay's President Abdo contracts dengue fever amid outbreak

22 Jan 2020

ASUNCION, Jan 22 A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country's leader Mario Abdo confirmed as having been struck by the disease.

Paraguayan president's popularity plummets amid Brazil-linked political crisis

14 Aug 2019

SANTIAGO Paraguay's president, Mario Abdo, has reached his first year in office with a 69 percent disapproval rating amid an enduring political crisis and a significant economic slowdown, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

Paraguay's business-friendly Colorado Party keeps presidency

23 Apr 2018

ASUNCION The candidate from Paraguay's ruling Colorado Party won Sunday's presidential election, according to official results with 96 percent of ballots counted, pointing to another five years of pro-business policies in the major soy producer.

Conservative candidate expected to win Paraguay presidency

19 Apr 2018

ASUNCION The son of a key figure in Paraguay's 1954-1989 dictatorship is expected to easily win the presidency in Sunday's election, but his party is projected to lose seats in Congress, complicating his business-friendly legislative agenda.

Paraguayan farmers protest proposed grains export tax

22 Jun 2017

SAN RAFAEL, Paraguay Thousands of farmers in Paraguay protested on Wednesday against a proposed 15 percent tax on soy, corn and wheat exports that will likely come to a vote in the Senate this week.

Paraguayan farmers protest proposed grains export tax

21 Jun 2017

SAN RAFAEL, Paraguay, June 21 Thousands of farmers in Paraguay protested on Wednesday against a proposed 15 percent tax on soy, corn and wheat exports that will likely come to a vote in the Senate this week.

Paraguay protesters seek end to re-election proposal, vote looms

02 Apr 2017

ASUNCION Protesters were collecting signatures on Sunday demanding the withdrawal of a proposed amendment that would allow Paraguay's president to stand for re-election while his allies vowed to move forward with the measure despite Friday's violent clashes. | Video

Paraguay gives remains of military dictatorship victims to families

10 Feb 2017

ASUNCION The remains of four people killed during Paraguay's 1954-1989 military dictatorship were given to their families on Friday in an emotional ceremony that was the first of its kind.

Paraguay says eight troops killed in ambush

29 Aug 2016

ASUNCION An ambush in the north of Paraguay killed eight soldiers, authorities said on Saturday, adding that the attack bore the hallmarks of the guerrilla group known as the Paraguayan People's Army. | Video

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