Latin America

Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay's president

Mario Abdo Benitez won by a smaller margin than predicted by opinion polls.

Paraguay

Inside Paraguay's illegal cannabis plantations

Close to the border with Brazil, large illegal cannabis plantations thrive on a network of corruption.

Inside Paraguay's illegal cannabis plantations

Latin America

Paraguay 'millions' stolen in 'robbery of the century'

Brazilian gang blamed for heist in which a police officer was killed in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay's second city.

Ciudad del Este heist seen as 'robbery of the century'

Politics

Paraguayan president says he will not seek re-election

Horacio Cartes rules out running in 2018 vote, seeking to end political crisis unleashed by bid to change constitution.

Horacio Cartes says he will not seek re-election

Opinion

Why was Paraguay's Congress burning?

The coming days will define Paraguay’s political future.

Ignacio Gonzalez Bozzolasco

by Ignacio Gonzalez Bozzolasco

Ignacio Gonzalez Bozzolasco

Latin America

Political turmoil threatens Paraguay's economy

The United Nations is urging Paraguay to investigate the death of a protester during anti-government rallies last week.

Latin America

Paraguay: Politicians delay divisive vote amid growing protests

Political tension is continuing in Paraguay with protesters taking to the streets as the lower house postponed a controversial vote allowing the president to run for re-election. Al Jazeera’s Theresa Bo reports from Asuncion.

Latin America

Paraguay delays re-election vote amid fresh protests

Protests outside burnt Congress building call for Senate vote on President Cartes' re-election bid to be withdrawn.

Paraguay delays re-election vote amid fresh protests

Latin America

Paraguay president calls for political agreement

Paraguay's government is trying to find a way out of a political crisis after an attempt to change the constitution to allow the current president to be re-elected.

Latin America

Paraguay opposition leader shot dead by police

Paraguay's interior minister and police chief have been fired following the killing of a young opposition party leader during protests on Friday night.

Latin America

Paraguay: Protesters set fire to Congress building

Protesters stormed Paraguay's Congress building and set it on fire after a secret Senate vote to approve a bill that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for another term.

Latin America

Paraguay protesters set fire to Congress

Demonstrations over secret Senate vote on bill that would allow President Cartes to run for re-election turn violent.

Opinion

Is populism really retreating in Latin America?

Latin America's recent rightward spiral should not be seen as the end of the populist era in the region.

Dawisson Belem Lopes

by Dawisson Belem Lopes

Dawisson Belem Lopes

Paraguay

Soldiers killed in rare ambush in Paraguay

Roadside bomb targets army patrol in northern border region in attack blamed by government on Marxist group.

Soldiers killed in ambush in northern Paraguay

Weather

Paraguay shivers in the coldest night of the year

Low temperatures maintain a relentless grip on Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil.

Paraguay shivers in the coldest night of the year