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Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent

Pope Francis embarks on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America's 'peripheral' countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty.

Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters
Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters
 Asel Rysmendieva
Celebration of compassion: Kazakhstani nominated for Hermann Gmeiner award

Kazakhstani Asel Rysmendieva, 24, has been nominated for the annual Hermann Gmeiner award that was named after Austrian philanthropist and SOS Children’s village founder.

Celebration of compassion: Kazakhstani nominated for Hermann Gmeiner award
Cartes takes office in Paraguay
Cartes takes office in Paraguay

Conservative businessman Horacio Cartes was sworn in as president of Paraguay Thursday, amid slowly improving relations with South American neighbors damaged by the 2012 ouster of leftist president Fernando Lugo.

Cartes takes office in Paraguay
Paraguay watches odd urban gold rush
Paraguay watches odd urban gold rush

They appeared out of nowhere, making a mess, operating without a permit and disrupting the football season by luring gawkers.

Paraguay watches odd urban gold rush
Cartes wins Paraguay presidential vote
Cartes wins Paraguay presidential vote

Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes of the opposition Colorado Party, a political neophyte with alleged drug ties, won Paraguay's presidential race.

Cartes wins Paraguay presidential vote
Woman questions ex-president's paternity test in Paraguay
Woman questions ex-president's paternity test in Paraguay

A woman who claims that former president Fernando Lugo fathered her son charged Friday that the laboratory being used in the paternity case belongs to one of his political allies.

Woman questions ex-president's paternity test in Paraguay
Paraguay ex-president to take paternity test
Paraguay ex-president to take paternity test

Paraguay's ex-president Fernando Lugo will have to undergo court-ordered DNA testing, after a judge ruled in favor of a woman who says he fathered her 11-year old son.

Paraguay ex-president to take paternity test
Paraguay rejects Venezuela's entry into Mercosur
Paraguay rejects Venezuela's entry into Mercosur

The Paraguayan Senate rejected Venezuela's entry into Mercosur on Thursday, a largely symbolic gesture as Asuncion has been suspended from the Latin American trade bloc.

Paraguay rejects Venezuela's entry into Mercosur

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