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27 de abril de 2017, 17:43Asuncion, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) has activated its winter operation for the Paraguayans homeless by enabling shelters to protect them, due to the current low temperatures.
ASUNCION: Paraguay's lower house of Congress on Wednesday rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed for presidential re-election, ending a month-long political crisis that aroused violent protests.
The Rotary Group Study Exchange Team from District 4845 of Argentina and Paraguay presented information about the communities where they live as well as projects their clubs do at the Trenton Rotary club meeting Thursday.
The gang that blasted into an armored company's vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash - the biggest heist in Paraguay's history, prosecutors ...
Re-election is a sensitive subject in Paraguay, a landlocked South American country where memories still abound of a brutal 35-year dictatorship that fell in 1989.
One of the 14 arrested in Brazil (Photo: Ministerio de Interior de Paraguay)Just after midnight on Monday, between 50 and 60 men armed with military-grade weapons arrived in the Paraguayan border city Ciudad del Este and blew up the front of a private ...
The lower house of Paraguay's Congress has voted overwhelmingly to reject a constitutional amendment that allowed the president to seek re-election.
A gang of 50 armed bandits made off with an estimated $US40 million ($53 million) from a vault in Paraguay on Tuesday local time, in what local officials are dubbing the "robbery of the century".
(CNN) - Dozens of gunmen detonated explosives and set vehicles on fire as they stormed a private security firm in Paraguay, taking millions of dollars and sparking a violent police chase into Brazil.
Brazilian police arrested eight suspects a day after a robbery in Paraguay. the suspects were arrested in the Brazilian state of Parana, which is 478 miles away from Paraguay. The Brazilian federal police released a statement, where it mentioned that ...
Explosions, a running gun battle, hostage-taking and an attack on a police station took place along Paraguay's border with Brazil on Monday, as a gang of bandits assaulted a private security company and reportedly made off with millions of dollars in ...
(CNN) -- More than 50 people took part in a multi-million dollar heist in Paraguay that authorities were calling the "robbery of the century.
ASUNCION - President Horacio Cartes welcomed his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, on Monday to Paraguay for a one-day visit focusing on political, trade and security issues.
A convoy of dozens of armed men rolled into Paraguay's lawless Ciudad del Este border town in the early hours of Monday, using grenades, machine guns and explosives to stage a heist worth an estimated $40 million.
ASUNCION (AFP) - Suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault in southeastern Paraguay Monday and robbed millions of dollars, leaving a policeman dead in what officials called the "robbery of the century.
A vehicle burns after thieves set it on fire during their escape in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Monday, April 24, 2017. According to reports, dozens of attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to blast open the vault of an armored car company ...
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting Paraguay to achieve World Health Organization (WHO) certification as a malaria free country.
(Adds quotes, comments on debt). By Alexandra Alper. WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Paraguay's economy should grow just over 4 percent in 2017, after expanding about 5.5 percent year on year in the first quarter, the central bank chief said on Friday ...
Highlights WFP has started the distribution of the caloric supplement in the Paraguayan Chaco jointly with the National Institute for Food and Nutrition (INAN).
(Adds quotes, comments on debt) By Alexandra AlperWASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - Paraguay's economy should grow just over 4 percent in 2017, after expanding about 5.5 percent year on year in the first quarter, the central bank chief said on Friday, ...
It's Paraguay's turn to take a closer look at the practices of their local internet companies, and how they treat their customer's private information.
Planting of the 2017 second season "zafrihna" crop concluded in February under favourable weather conditions. Early reports from the private sector point to the area planted remaining close to last year's level.
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's president Horacio Cartes said on Monday he would not be a candidate in next year's election in order to preserve stability in the South American nation, regardless of whether Congress passed an amendment to allow ...
ASUNCION, Paraguay: Paraguay's president Horacio Cartes said on Monday he would not be a candidate in Paraguay's 2018 election regardless of whether or not Congress passes an amendment to allow second terms. In a letter directed to the Archbishop ...
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The president of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, says he will no longer seek re-election after his bid to change the Constitution triggered rioting.
Brazil, a monarchy that favored a tiny elite, was far and away the most powerful nation in the region; Argentina was a de facto oligarchy with big landowners sharing power; and landlocked Paraguay, which had a history of isolationism, followed an ...
As in many other countries and their urban centers, people are starting to think critically about land, food and health in Paraguay. The economic model and the ideal of development that Paraguay has pursued has translated into Paraguayans living a ...
W hen Paraguay's senators on March 31 secretly approved a constitutional amendment that allowed President Horacio Cartes to run for a second term, they could not imagine the rage it would awaken.
Editor's note: given the recent political turbulence in Paraguay, we initially refrained from releasing this interview.
Paraguay In Flames: protests Rage As President Seeks To Remove Term Limits. Senators roughed up by police. The Paraguayan Congress in flames.
The temples in Paraguay, Oklahoma and Tennessee are expected to be rededicated following an open house in 2019, while the Tokyo Japan Temple is scheduled to be ready in 2020.
Tensions reached their apex in late March when, after a lengthy negotiation, Paraguay's parliament took a key step towards allowing President Horacio Cartes to seek reelection next year.
It also fuelled a trend toward democratisation and political independence among Paraguay's student societies. Yet only 6% of Paraguay's population - one of the most unequal in The Americas - has a university education, something which limits students' ...
Paraguay emerged from three decades of US-backed military dictatorship in 1989. In 1992 - three years after Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner was removed in a coup - a new Constitution was put in place which limited the presidency to one five-year ...
ASUNCION - A second round of talks on a possible constitutional amendment to allow Paraguayan presidents to seek a second term in office - a controversial proposal that sparked violent protests last week - took place Friday without the presence of ...
ASUNCION - Incipient political dialogue aimed defusing a tense situation in Paraguay after last week's initial approval of a constitutional amendment allowing presidential re-election has failed to come to an agreement, although stakeholders have ...
Pierson will train for three months in Paraguay and then dedicate two years to service. "My focus will be on soil and water management, but my job is to listen to the people and figure out what they really want and need," said Pierson, an environmental ...
People walk behind a banner that reads "Impeachment now - (Paraguayan President Horacio) Cartes out" outside the Congress in Asuncion, Paraguay April 5, 2017. Picture taken on April 5, 2017. Reuters/Marcos Brindicci Reuters. By Luc Cohen.
UNWTO welcomes the agreement reached by the Sustainable Tourism Observatory of Guanajuato (Mexico) and Paraguay to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer.
Asuncion (AFP) - Paraguay will face the threat of fresh unrest Monday as rival demonstrators march for and against President Horacio Cartes's controversial bid to allow himself re-election, which triggered deadly riots last week.
Rio de Janeiro, April 5. /TASS/. Paraguay and Chile approached Russia with a request for acquisition of Ansat light multirole helicopters, Deputy General Director of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport Sergei Ladygin told TASS on Wednesday.
The bishops of Paraguay made an urgent appeal for peace after hundreds of demonstrators set fire to the National Congress building in Asuncion on the night of March 31.
Asuncion - Paraguayan lawmakers on Tuesday suspended a controversial bill altering the Constitution to allow the president to stand for re-election following riots and the death of an activist.
The pope also called for peace in Venezuela, Paraguay and especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In recent days, this country has seen 40 police officers beheaded and the bodies of two UN officials were found dead.
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered outside Paraguay's Congress on Monday evening in a new but peaceful demonstration over an unpopular Senate vote for an amendment last week that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for ...
A protester holds a sign in the colours of Paraguay's national flag that reads NO during a students' rally against a proposed amendment that would allow Paraguay's president to stand for re-election in Asuncion, Paraguay, April 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside Paraguay's Congress in a new but peaceful demonstration over an unpopular Senate vote for an amendment last week that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.
The Pope noted that the violence in DRC is also affecting Church members, Churches and Church-run institutes like hospitals and schools.


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