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German-speaking Covid denialists seek to build paradise in Paraguay
A group of German, Austrian and Swiss immigrants has implanted an ideologically driven settlement in one of the country’s poorest regions

William Costa in Caazapá

27, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Rocky road: Paraguay’s new Chaco highway threatens rare forest and last of the Ayoreo people
Forced from their homes by missionaries, the Ayoreo cling on in the Chaco. Now the Bioceanic Corridor cuts through the fastest-vanishing forest on Earth, refuge of some of the Americas’ last hunter-gatherers

Laurence Blair. Photographs by Santi Carneri

05, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Paraguayan presidential guard dies after being impaled by deer
Closed circuit cameras captured the attack by the deer which was a donation to the presidential residence

Staff and agencies in Asunción

04, Jan, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Average of two girls aged 10 to 14 give birth daily in Paraguay, Amnesty finds
Longstanding plague of child abuse and extreme abortion laws fuel crisis, report says

William Costa in Asunción

01, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Albion absolved: Britain was not secret instigator of Paraguay war, book claims
The notion that South American neighbours had a ‘fourth ally’ in the 19th-century War of the Triple Alliance is a myth, author says

Laurence Blair in Asuncíon

23, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Indigenous community evicted as land clashes over agribusiness rock Paraguay
Police in riot gear tore down a community’s homes and ripped up crops, highlighting the country’s highly unequal land ownership

Laurence Blair in Raúl Arsenio Oviedo

21, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Stradivarius violin link suspected in killing of Germans in Paraguay
Two Germans and a Chilean held over murder of luthier Bernard von Bredow and his 14-year-old daughter

Staff and agencies in Asunción

10, Nov, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Paraguay on the brink as historic drought depletes river, its life-giving artery
Severe drought that began in late 2019 continues to punish the region while experts say climate change and deforestation may be intensifying the phenomenon

William Costa in Paraguay

27, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Leaves of change: Paraguay’s small-scale farmers see a new future in yerba mate tea
A resurgence in the traditional drink is offering rural communities independence and a sustainable alternative to industrial soy and cattle farming

William Costa

02, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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A silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against Covid
Strained and underfunded health systems, economics and misinformation have all led to a surge in deaths

William Costa in Asunción, Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires, Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro, Dan Collyns and Sam Jones

18, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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China denies offer of 'vaccine diplomacy' deal to Paraguay
Brokers allegedly offered Paraguay Covid vaccine supplies in exchange for country cutting ties with Taiwan

Emma Graham-Harrison

24, Mar, 2021 @7:57 PM

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'Just unimaginable': Latin America's Covid crisis lurches from bad to worse
Health services in Brazil, Mexico and Paraguay are dangerously stretched as a second wave buffets a region where the first never ended

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, William Costa in Asunción and Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

10, Dec, 2020 @4:23 PM

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