Paraguay http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29701/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 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 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 <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 conservative candidate in Paraguayan presidential elections scheduled for April has died in a helicopter crash, the government said Sunday.</p> <p>Lino Cesar Oviedo, his bodyguard and their pilot died in the crash Saturday night after taking part in a campaign rally and flying back to the capital Asuncion.</p> <p>Oviedo, 69, was the candidate of a conservative party called Unace. He is a former army chief who got into politics in 1996.</p> <p>The cause of the crash was not immediately known, although early indications were it may have been bad weather.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paraguay-presidential-candidate-dies-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lino Cesar Oviedo Paraguay Politics Politics of Paraguay AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:00:38 +0000 5744654 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 5744827 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguay presidential candidate dies in helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/paraguay-presidential-candidate-dies-helicopter-crash <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 conservative candidate in Paraguayan presidential elections scheduled for April has died in a helicopter crash, a person close to his family said Sunday.</p> <p>Lino Cesar Oviedo, his bodyguard and their pilot died in the crash Saturday night after taking part in a campaign rally and flying back to the capital Asuncion.</p> <p>Oviedo, 69, was the candidate of a conservative party called Unace. He is a former army chief who got into politics in 1996.</p> <p>The cause of the crash was not immediately known.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/paraguay-presidential-candidate-dies-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lino Cesar Oviedo Paraguay Politics Politics of Paraguay AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:31:29 +0000 5750848 at http://www.globalpost.com Paraguayan thief says he distributed money among poor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/paraguayan-thief-says-he-distributed-money-among-poor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asuncion, Feb 21 (EFE).- An employee of a security company who made off with nearly $500,000 before turning himself in to the Paraguayan police 30 hours later with just $200 in his pocket said he had distributed the cash among the poor.</p> <p>"I robbed the thief," Carlos Gonzalez said shortly after surrendering to authorities at a police station in the Asuncion suburb of Villa Elisa early Thursday.</p> <p>Police had been searching for the suspect since Tuesday afternoon, when he took advantage of the momentary absence of his co-workers to drive away with the armored money truck.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/paraguayan-thief-says-he-distributed-money-among-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armored car Business Labor Law Paraguay Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:20:57 +0000 5767171 at http://www.globalpost.com Conservative Paraguayan businessman leads presidential race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/conservative-paraguayan-businessman-leads-presidential-race <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) - Conservative Paraguayan businessman and political newcomer Horacio Cartes is the leading candidate ahead of the April 21 presidential election, according to a poll published on Monday.</p> <p>Cartes vows to bring the once dominant Colorado Party back to power after it lost the presidency in 2008, the party's first defeat since democracy was restored to Paraguay in 1989.</p> <p>With 37.3 percent support, Cartes was clearly favoured over Efrain Alegre of the Liberal Party, who got 30.3 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/conservative-paraguayan-businessman-leads-presidential-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Lugo Government Paraguay Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:15:27 +0000 5787147 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 5808418 at http://www.globalpost.com Mud flies in Paraguay as elections near http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/mud-flies-paraguay-elections-near <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>The mud is flying as Paraguay girds for general elections this month, with the top two presidential candidates trading accusations of cozying up to drug traffickers and pilfering public funds.</p> <p>The April 21 vote was prompted by last year's impeachment and ouster of leftist president Fernando Lugo in the small, landlocked South American nation, which had been ruled for decades by the military or right-wing governments.</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/130412/mud-flies-paraguay-elections-near" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Lugo Government Law Paraguay Religion AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:30:25 +0000 5813439 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 5819664 at http://www.globalpost.com Drugs spur violence in Paraguay-Brazil no-man's-land http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/drugs-spur-violence-paraguay-brazil-no-mans-land <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>Paraguay, which elects a new president Sunday, may be small and unassuming. </p> <p>But it is the world number-two marijuana producer and a transit point for cocaine headed to Brazil and Europe, so organized crime casts a long shadow.</p> <p>In this mostly rural, sparsely-populated nation of 6.5 million sandwiched between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, small planes wing in from hidden airfields in Bolivia and Colombia to touch down at sprawling ranches in Paraguay's northeast.</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/drugs-spur-violence-paraguay-brazil-no-mans-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Paraguay Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay Ponta PorĂ£ AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 07:45:24 +0000 5821418 at http://www.globalpost.com Cartes leads official presidential vote count in Paraguay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/cartes-leads-official-presidential-vote-count-paraguay <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) - Horacio Cartes of Paraguay's Colorado Party was winning Sunday's presidential election by more than 9 percentage points, the electoral tribunal said, citing results from 35 percent of polling stations.</p> <p>Cartes was shown with 46.1 percent of votes while ruling party candidate Efrain Alegre had 36.9 percent.</p> <p>(Reporting by Mariel Cristaldo; Writing by Hilary Burke; Editing by Stacey Joyce)</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> Paraguay Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:00:23 +0000 5821865 at http://www.globalpost.com Alegre concedes defeat to Cartes in Paraguay's presidential vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/alegre-concedes-defeat-cartes-paraguays-presidential-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) - Efrain Alegre of Paraguay's ruling Liberal Party conceded defeat to millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes of the powerful Colorado Party in a presidential election on Sunday.</p> <p>(Reporting by Hilary Burke; Editing by Stacey Joyce)</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> Paraguay Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:45:57 +0000 5821883 at http://www.globalpost.com Horacio Cartes elected Paraguay leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/horacio-cartes-elected-paraguay-leader <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>Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes has won the race to become Paraguay's new president, electoral officials said Sunday.</p> <p>Cartes took 45.91 percent of the votes, compared to 36.84 percent for Efrain Alegre of the ruling Liberal Party, who has conceded defeat, Electoral Board chief Alberto Ramirez said.</p> <p>ad/mdl/oh</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> Paraguay AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:48:13 +0000 5821898 at http://www.globalpost.com Cartes winning Paraguay presidential vote: exit polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/cartes-winning-paraguay-presidential-vote-exit-polls-1 <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>Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes of the opposition Colorado Party was leading in Paraguay's presidential elections, exit polls showed Sunday.</p> <p>Pollsters First Analysis y Estudios gave Cartes 50.8 percent against 37 percent for ruling party senator Efrain Alegre, and 5.1 percent for former TV host Mario Ferreiro of the leftist Avanza Pais (Country Moving Forward) movement.</p> <p>ICA pollsters, in turn, gave Cartes 59.7 percent of the vote, Alegre 34.3 percent and Ferreiro 6.8 percent.</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/cartes-winning-paraguay-presidential-vote-exit-polls-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fernando Lugo Paraguay Politics Presidents of Paraguay Religion War AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:48:25 +0000 5821900 at http://www.globalpost.com