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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Official: Horacio Cartes Will Not Run in 2018 Election

Cartes, a former soft-drink and tobacco executive, said his decision not to run was inspired by Pope Francis’s call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Rodrigo Quintana Dies By Police Bullet After Violent Clashes

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Rodrigo Quintana Dies By Police Bullet After Violent Clashes

“We are saddened by what is happening, but it’s the usual politics,” Lea Gimenez, Paraguay’s vice minister for economic affairs said.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Congress Wrestles Again With Presidential Re-Election Law

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Congress Wrestles Again With Presidential Re-Election Law

Security forces surrounded Paraguay’s Congress on Tuesday while lawmakers argued over a possible change in law that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election, a move that the opposition says would weaken democratic institutions.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: 1954-1989 Military Dictatorship Victims Remains Given to Their Families

PARAGUAY POLITICS: 1954-1989 Military Dictatorship Victims Remains Given to Their Families

Victims’ remains are the only ones identified to date among about 400 people who were executed and 19,000 tortured under the rule of Alfredo Stroessner, according to Paraguay’s Truth and Justice Commission, established in 2003.

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PARAGUAY POLITICS: Latin America Leaders Condemn ‘Persecution’ of Fernando Lugo

PARAGUAY POLITICS: Latin America Leaders Condemn ‘Persecution’ of Fernando Lugo

Politicians from across Latin America and the Caribbean denounce attempts to block Paraguayan “Bishop of the poor” from running for president in 2018. The largest forum of political parties in Latin America and the Caribbean, COPPPAL, has denounced a ruling

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