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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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BOLIVIA POLITICS: US, OAS Couldn’t Defeat Venezuela: Evo Morales

BOLIVIA POLITICS: US, OAS Couldn’t Defeat Venezuela: Evo Morales

“Anti-imperialists and social movements will defend our democratic revolutions. Venezuela is not alone,” Evo Morales posted on Twitter added.

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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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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

Gabriela Michetti said the measure did not change Argentina’s pro-immigration, and sought to avoid association with measures implemented by U.S. Trump to restrict immigration.

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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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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Mercosur Suspension A ‘Coup’ – Venezuela Angrily Claim

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Mercosur Suspension A ‘Coup’ – Venezuela Angrily Claim

“This is a coup d’etat to Mercosur and constitutes a very grave attack on Venezuela,” Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told a press conference.

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VENEZUELA: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil Mull Demotion Of Venezuela’s Mercosur Full Membership

VENEZUELA: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil Mull Demotion Of Venezuela’s Mercosur Full Membership

Paraguay which is proving to be the most critical of Venezuela argues that president Nicolás Maduro administration does not abide by democratic principles.

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