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11-Year-Old Paraguay Rape Victim Gives Birth After Denied Abortion

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that ...

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

What It's Really Like To Travel Within The 'Papal Bubble'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion

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Pope Praises Jesuit Missions In Paraguay After Apology For Church Crimes Against Indigenous Peoples

Associated Press | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.12.2015 | Religion

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Pope Francis is balancing out his apology for the crimes the Catholic Church committed against indigenous during the c...

Pope Wraps Up South American Tour With Visit To Banado Norte Slum

Associated Press | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

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Pope Francis Prepares For Grueling Trip To Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a gru...

Paraguay: A Lost Paradise and a Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America

Lorena Rios | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Lorena Rios

Throughout the event, Paraguay was hardly mentioned until a Financial Innovation session where Sharath Dorbala, Vice-President of Amdocs Management, USA briefly commented about the experience of Mobile Financial Services as a success story in Paraguay.

How Commodity-Dependent Are Latin American Economies?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The end of the upswing phase of the commodity price super-cycle after its peak in 2011 has lowered economic growth prospects in most of Latin America. While that broad statement can hardly be disputed, chapter 3 of the latest IMF Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook called attention to underlying significant differences among countries in the region.

Maison Boggiani's Open It's Doors in Paraguay

Aline Pimentel | Posted 05.19.2015 | Style
Aline Pimentel

I recently went to Paraguay and was invited to the opening for Asuncion's hottest new fashion destination, Maison Boggiani. This beautiful space is the country's first foray into luxury fashion.

UN Rights Experts Criticize Paraguay Over Denying Pregnant 10-Year-Old An Abortion

AP | By PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — United Nations human rights experts say Paraguay's government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being...

Paraguayan 10 Year Old Raped By Stepfather Denied Abortion

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Government officials in Paraguay denied a 10-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather an abortion, arguing the girl's health is n...

Why Paraguay Is A Fantastic Spot For Budget-Conscious Travelers

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Paraguay is a bargain. Everything is cheap. Right now, everything is especially cheap for anyone with U.S. dollars in his wallet. The dollar is at a five-year high against the guaraní.

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

Human Rights First: The Great Robert White

John Tirman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

Robert White passed away earlier this week at the age of 88, and my first thought beyond my sadness was, "they don't make them like that anymore." He was a tough, active, idealistic advocate in the Latin America of 30-40 years ago that was still dominated by corruption and genocidiares.

Woman Accused Of Witchcraft Burned Alive In Paraguay

AP | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — An indigenous woman was burned alive in Paraguay after being accused of witchcraft, a local prosecutor confirmed Wednesday...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

Pope Francis Gives The Boot To Bishop Who Protected Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative bishop from a Paraguayan diocese who had clashed with his fellow bishops ...

Missing the Paraguayan Sky

Kate Solomon | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Solomon

There has never been a more beautiful sky than when I was in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America. For two years, I lived in an extremely rural ...

Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country's political and diplomatic isolation.

Vatican Orders Removal Of Paraguay Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has ordered a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Paraguay to remove a priest accused of sex abuse in the U.S. and to res...

Putting Poverty Alleviation in the Hands of the Impoverished

Martin Burt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Martin Burt

The fact remains that one out of every four Paraguayans are still living in poverty and that economic growth has not "trickled down" to the poorest members of the society.

The Children They Left Behind

Esther Katcoff | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Esther Katcoff

These programs don't substitute for the presence of an actual mother, but it does begin to provide the guidance, care, and love that the kids used to have but was exported.

A Stunning Look At Daily Life In Paraguay

Posted 02.25.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Where in the World Is a College-Loan Bubble a Miracle?--Vittana Shows the Way, Part 3 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Why education? You can't take it away. It can't be washed away in a storm or eaten up by inflation. Knowledge and skills can transfer wherever a graduate goes in life.

Monoculture Soy and the Future of the Paraguayan Campesino

Mario Machado | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mario Machado

Paraguay, like many developing countries across the world, has a national wealth and cultural identity that is tied directly to the production from its land. But it is this very land-wealth that continues to be effected by strong forces beyond its borders, most notably globalization and neoliberal orthodoxy.