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.
Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.
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.
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.
They appeared out of nowhere, making a mess, operating without a permit and disrupting the football season by luring gawkers.
Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes of the opposition Colorado Party, a political neophyte with alleged drug ties, won Paraguay's presidential race.
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.
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.
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.