South America blackout leaves tens of millions without power

America 06/16/19, 15:47

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. Authorities were working frantically to restore power, but by mid-afternoon nearly ...

A woman takes leadership of Paraguay’s Maka people

America 05/23/19, 23:06

For the tiny Maka culture of Paraguay, political authority has passed from father to son for generations even as the band has struggled for survival, its way of life uprooted by war and migration from a vast, isolated countryside to ...

Flooding in Paraguay sends 40,000 people to higher ground

America 05/07/19, 14:18

Officials in Paraguay say they've had to evacuate some 40,000 people because of flooding across the South American nation.National emergency official Joaquín Roa says more than 10,000 of the evacuees are in the capital of Asuncion. They've been moved to ...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro praises late Paraguay dictator Stroessner

America 02/26/19, 17:09

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is known for praising his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship and on Tuesday he also paid tribute to the late military strongman in neighboring Paraguay, calling Gen. Alfredo Stroessner "a man of vision."Bolsonaro, a far-right ex-army captain, made ...

Suspect in 2010 Cabanas shooting gets 20 years in Mexico

Soccer 02/17/19, 18:22

The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010, effectively ending his career, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico, authorities announced Sunday.But federal prosecutors said in a ...

Host Brazil gets easy path in Copa America draw

Sports 01/24/19, 18:37

Copa America host Brazil has been drawn in a relatively easy group for this year's tournament, where it will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.The draw was made on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, and saw Lionel Messi's Argentina facing the ...

CONMEBOL opens hearing against River Plate after bus attack

Soccer 11/27/18, 04:33

South American soccer body CONMEBOL has opened a disciplinary hearing against River Plate after its fans attacked the Boca Juniors bus before the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday.CONMEBOL made the announcement on social media on Tuesday. It said River has ...

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

America 09/21/18, 15:12

Brazilian police on Friday arrested a fugitive whom U.S. authorities have accused of serving as Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet.Police took Assad Ahmad ...

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