Presidents of Paraguay http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29699/all en Paraguay presidential candidate and coup plotter dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/paraguay-presidential-candidate-and-coup-plotter-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ASUNCION, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo, who helped the lead the 1989 coup that overthrew former dictator Alfredo Stroessner, died in a helicopter crash over the weekend.</p> <p>A retired general known as a dynamic public speaker, the 69-year-old Oviedo was running in the April presidential election in the impoverished and politically unstable South American country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/paraguay-presidential-candidate-and-coup-plotter-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Paraguay Politics Politics of Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Religion Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:10:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744575 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Paraguay politician who helped oust dictator dies in crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-2-paraguay-politician-who-helped-oust-dictator-dies-cras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Death comes on 24th anniversary of coup against Stroessner</p> <p>* Rescuers find Oviedo's charred body in helicopter crash</p> <p>* Government declares three days of mourning</p> <p>* He had been campaigning in northern province of Concepcion (Adds details, byline, color throughout)</p> <p>By Daniela Desantis and Mariel Cristaldo</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-2-paraguay-politician-who-helped-oust-dictator-dies-cras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Paraguay Politics Politics of Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Religion Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:10:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744593 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguay presidential candidate dies in helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paraguay-presidential-candidate-dies-helicopter-crash-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A controversial presidential candidate who helped topple Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner in 1989 has died in a helicopter crash, officials said Sunday, prompting claims of foul play.</p> <p>Lino Oviedo, 69, died with his bodyguard and pilot when the aircraft crashed en route to Asuncion while they were returning late Saturday from a campaign rally in northern Paraguay, the officials said.</p> <p>The cause of the crash was not immediately known, though early indications suggest the helicopter was caught up in a storm before it plummeted and hit the ground at a cattle ranch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paraguay-presidential-candidate-dies-helicopter-crash-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Paraguay Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:00:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744827 at http://www.globalpost.com Businessman leading Paraguay presidential race - polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/businessman-leading-paraguay-presidential-race-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ASUNCION (Reuters) - Millionaire businessman and political newcomer Horacio Cartes is topping polls before Paraguay's April 21 presidential election, although the size of his lead varied significantly in two surveys published on Sunday.</p> <p>Cartes, 56, hopes to get the rightist Colorado Party back in office after four years on the margins of power in Paraguay, one of South America's poorest countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/businessman-leading-paraguay-presidential-race-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Presidents of Paraguay Religion Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:23:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792575 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguay election hopeful plans to issue debt for infrastructure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/paraguay-election-hopeful-plans-issue-debt-infrastructure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniela Desantis and Mariel Cristaldo</p> <p>ASUNCION (Reuters) - Efrain Alegre, the ruling party candidate running for Paraguay's presidency, said he will issue more debt abroad to finance infrastructure spending and open up state companies to private capital if he wins the April 21 election.</p> <p>Alegre, 50, is a lawyer and long-time politician in the centre-right Liberal Party, which took over the presidency last year when Congress impeached leftist President Fernando Lugo.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/paraguay-election-hopeful-plans-issue-debt-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Efrain Alegre Government Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:06:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5808418 at http://www.globalpost.com Two centre-right candidates face off in Paraguay vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/two-centre-right-candidates-face-paraguay-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguayans will vote for a new president on Sunday. Two centre-right candidates are vying for the top job after the left's brief spell in power was cut short by the sudden impeachment of President Fernando Lugo last year.</p> <p>Both contenders in the poor, soy-and-beef-exporting country in the heart of South America hope to restore normal diplomatic and trade ties with neighbouring nations that protested against Lugo's ouster.</p> <p>Following are profiles of the two top candidates:</p> <p>POLITICAL NEWCOMER</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/two-centre-right-candidates-face-paraguay-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5819664 at http://www.globalpost.com Tobacco baron battles crime 'crusader' in Paraguay vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/tobacco-baron-battles-crime-crusader-paraguay-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A tobacco baron who never even voted until a few years ago squares off against a self-described crusader against crime and corruption in presidential elections Sunday in Paraguay.</p> <p>The country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia is seeking a replacement for Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop turned politician who was impeached and ousted by Parliament last year over a land dispute that turned deadly.</p> <p>Paraguay is plagued by rampant corruption, drug trafficking and pirating of copyright materials like music and movies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/tobacco-baron-battles-crime-crusader-paraguay-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:01:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820569 at http://www.globalpost.com Vote-buying video causes stir ahead of Paraguay poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/vote-buying-video-causes-stir-ahead-paraguay-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A video in which an opposition legislator and government officials discuss purchasing votes created a stir on the eve of elections in Paraguay, which has a long history of rampant corruption.</p> <p>The video clip, broadcast on the ABC website, shows a conservative Colorado Party senator striking an agreement with two members of the governing leftist Liberal Party to pay $50 per vote in the central Caaguazu department.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/vote-buying-video-causes-stir-ahead-paraguay-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Religion Technology AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:16:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821139 at http://www.globalpost.com Vote-buying video causes stir ahead of Paraguay poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/vote-buying-video-causes-stir-ahead-paraguay-poll-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A video in which an opposition legislator and government officials discuss purchasing votes created a stir on the eve of elections in Paraguay, which has a long history of rampant corruption.</p> <p>The video clip, broadcast on the ABC news website, shows a conservative Colorado Party senator striking an agreement with two members of the governing leftist Liberal Party to pay $50 per vote in the central Caaguazu department.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/vote-buying-video-causes-stir-ahead-paraguay-poll-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Religion Technology AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821202 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Vote-buying video causes stir ahead of Paraguay poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/corrected-vote-buying-video-causes-stir-ahead-paraguay-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A video in which an opposition legislator and government officials discuss purchasing votes created a stir on the eve of elections in Paraguay, which has a long history of rampant corruption.</p> <p>The video clip, broadcast on the ABC news website, shows a conservative Colorado Party senator striking an agreement with two members of the governing leftist Liberal Party to pay $25 per vote in the central Caaguazu department.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/corrected-vote-buying-video-causes-stir-ahead-paraguay-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Religion Technology AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:31:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821215 at http://www.globalpost.com Vote-buying video casts shadow on Paraguay poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/vote-buying-video-casts-shadow-paraguay-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A video in which an opposition legislator and government officials discuss purchasing votes created a stir on the eve of elections in Paraguay, which has a long history of corruption woes.</p> <p>The video clip, broadcast on the ABC news website, shows a conservative Colorado Party senator striking an agreement with two members of the governing leftist Liberal Party to pay $25 per vote in the central Caaguazu department.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/vote-buying-video-casts-shadow-paraguay-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Paraguay Presidents of Paraguay Religion Technology AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821270 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguay votes for president in bid to end crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/paraguay-votes-president-bid-end-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Voters in Paraguay cast ballots Sunday to choose a new leader and try to turn the page on a political crisis that saw the impeachment of leftist president Fernando Lugo ten months ago.</p> <p>Polls show the two leading candidates are conservative tobacco baron Horacio Cartes, 56, and the Liberal Party's Efrain Alegre, 50, who traded accusations of corruption and drug trafficking in a highly negative campaign.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/paraguay-votes-president-bid-end-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion Technology War AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821525 at http://www.globalpost.com Rich political novice the favourite to win Paraguayan presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/rich-political-novice-the-favourite-win-paraguayan-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniela Desantis and Hilary Burke</p> <p>ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguayans began voting on Sunday in a presidential election that could return the centre-right Colorado Party to power less than a year after the nation's first leftist leader was impeached.</p> <p>Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes, 56, is the Colorado Party candidate and front-runner in the race, most polls show. A political novice, he vows to reform his party, which was tainted by corruption during its 60-year reign through 2008.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/rich-political-novice-the-favourite-win-paraguayan-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5821557 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguayan magnate wins back power for Colorado Party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/rich-political-novice-the-favourite-win-paraguayan-presidency-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniela Desantis and Hilary Burke</p> <p>ASUNCION (Reuters) - Business magnate Horacio Cartes won Paraguay's presidential election on Sunday, returning his powerful centre-right Colorado Party to power after the left's brief spell ended in impeachment last year.</p> <p>Cartes, a political novice who had never even voted before joining the Colorado Party four years ago, won with 46 percent of votes, 9 percentage points ahead of Efrain Alegre of the ruling Liberal Party.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/rich-political-novice-the-favourite-win-paraguayan-presidency-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Lugo Government Horacio Cartes Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5821764 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguay seeks to turn the page with presidential vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/paraguay-seeks-turn-the-page-presidential-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Voters in Paraguay cast ballots Sunday to choose a new leader, turning the page on a political crisis that saw leftist president Fernando Lugo impeached 10 months ago.</p> <p>Polls closed at 4:00 pm (2000 GMT) and election officials said early results would be made available at around 8:00 pm (0000 GMT Monday).</p> <p>Leading candidates Horacio Cartes, a 56-year-old conservative tobacco baron, and the Liberal Party's Efrain Alegre, 50, traded accusations of corruption and drug trafficking in a charged and highly negative campaign.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/paraguay-seeks-turn-the-page-presidential-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Lugo Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion War AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:00:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821807 at http://www.globalpost.com