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Stories with place: Paraguay
  • On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 4:49 am

    QUITO, Ecuador - History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

  • AP Exclusive: CONMEBOL head says 'we need total change' story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 4:59 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - CONMEBOL needs "total and absolute change," president Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday after it became engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal.

  • Peru beats Paraguay 2-0 to finish 3rd in Copa America 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 10:02 pm

    CONCEPCION, Chile - Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero each scored second-half goals to help Peru defeat Paraguay 2-0 in the third-place game at the Copa America on Friday.

  • Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:19 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about issues closest to his heart.

  • Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:21 pm

    CONCEPCION, Chile - Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile.

  • Argentina leads final 4 in Copa America semifinals story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 5:24 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - The Copa America semifinals are again missing a local favorite.

  • Paraguayan bishop ousted by pope scrutinized for spending story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 3:22 am

    CIUDAD DEL ESTE, Paraguay - Children awaiting surgery and women fleeing domestic violence never saw the $350,000 donated for their benefit. Then, there were the questionable property sales and the money for a cleaning business partially owned by a relative.

  • Paraguay again eliminates Brazil in Copa America quarters story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:14 am

    CONCEPCION, Chile - Paraguay defeated Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw on Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the Copa America, handing the five-time world champions yet another disappointment a year after the humiliating World Cup elimination at home.

  • Paraguay revokes immunity for soccer headquarters 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:05 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - Paraguay's president has signed a law repealing the immunity that the headquarters of South America's soccer confederation enjoyed for nearly two decades.

  • Messi vs. James again - now in Copa America quarterfinals 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 2:36 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Lionel Messi and James Rodriguez are about to meet again. They've left their clubs behind - Barcelona and Real Madrid - and this time Messi is wearing Argentina's blue and white and Rodriguez the red, blue and yellow of Colombia.

  • Paraguay, Uruguay draw 1-1 and advance to Copa quarters story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:33 pm

    LA SERENA, Chile - Defending champion Uruguay and Paraguay drew 1-1 in their last group game and both advanced to the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday.

  • Paraguay defeats Jamaica 1-0 after goalkeeping error 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 7:30 pm

    ANTOFAGASTA, Chile - Paraguay defeated Jamaica 1-0 Tuesday in a lackluster Group B match in the Copa America, giving the South Americans four points from its first two matches.

  • Growing pains in Paraguay as economy modernizes 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 12:07 am

    CIUDAD DEL ESTE, Paraguay - Verna Fragadas stands with her arms crossed in front of Friendship Bridge, which separates this gritty, bustling Paraguayan city from Brazil and nearby Argentina.