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  • April 24, 2013, 08:20

In a subcontinent currently largely ruled by various shades of left, it might seem strange that the second poorest country, and one in which la(...)

New Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes waves to supporters in Asuncion, Paraguay, with, right, vice-president elect Juan Afara. Photograph: Jorge Saenz/AP

A powerful businessman accused of drug trafficking and cigarette smuggling was elected Paraguay’s new president on Sunday in a vote marred by v(...)

Paraguayan presidential candidate Horacio Cartes of the Colorado Party laughs off the suggestion that he is a “narco”. Photograph: Reuters

Five years ago today Paraguay was a country striding towards a better future. On April 20th, 2008, voters elected former Catholic bishop (...)