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Demonstrators in  Asunción, Paraguay,  protesting  at surging coronavirus cases and the country’s weak  healthcare system. Photograph: Maria Magdalena Arrellaga/The New York Times

For nearly a year Paraguay was a leader in keeping the Covid pandemic at bay, and despite its persistent troubles the country remained fairly calm. No(...)

Children play in a newly built playground near a hospital waiting room in Ciudad del Este. Women in Paraguay have an average of 2.45 children, according to the World Bank. Photograph: Kait Bolongaro

Graciela Romero bounces her four-month-old son on her knees as she recounts her aunt’s final moments. “Aunt Aida Maria had all the symptoms and looke(...)

 Brazilian former soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho (R) along with his brother Roberto  de Assis  in the prosecutor’s office in Asuncion, Paraguay. Photograph: Paraguayan public prosecutor/EPA

Former Barcelona and Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho was being questioned by Paraguay’s authorities on Thursday after arriving in the country with wh(...)

 Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu reaches out to shake hands with Paraguay’s then leader Horacio Cartes at a 2016 meeting in Jerusalem. File photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is closing its embassy in Paraguay and recalling its ambassador from Asunción to protest against Paraguay’s decision to move its Israeli embass(...)

 Protesters light bonfires in Asuncion, Paraguay on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay’s Congress on Friday after the senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow presi(...)

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe flooding. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

More than 100,000 people have had to evacuate from their homes in the bordering areas of Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina due to severe floodi(...)

Pope Francis arrives in Banado Norte, near Asuncion, Paraguay, on Sunday. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

Pope Francis I, wrapping up his three-country tour of South America, yesterday urged people living in a flood-prone shanty town in Paraguay to stay un(...)

Trash band: The Cateura Orchestra of Recycled Instruments in front of their music school in Cateura, Paraguay. Photo: Landfill Harmonic

Many of the young people in the Cateura slum in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital, pin their hopes on landing careers as football players or pop stars. (...)

A view of the house of Nicolas Leoz, former head of South America’s football federation. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The former head of South America’s soccer federation was put under house arrest Monday evening, a senior police official said. The arrest of Nicolas (...)

The Center for Reproductive Rights, an international legal advocacy group, is trying to fight the government’s actions in the courts.  Above, traditional cheese and corn buns called ‘chipas’ are pictured hanging at an altar decorated  in celebration of Kurusu Ara,  a Catholic festival that is combined with local Gurani culture and falls annually on May 3rd.  Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Paraguayan authorities have ruled out abortion for a pregnant 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather, unless she develops complic(...)