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And You Thought Your Commute Was Difficult? Check Out The Odyssey!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.01.2017 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Extreme sports. On January 2, the hardest and longest road trip of all starts again. The famed Paris-Dakar race (no longer between Paris and Dakar by...

Should Paraguay allow its presidents to be reelected?

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

To serve another term as president of Paraguay, where reelection is not allowed, Horacio Cartes might need to resign first. Jorge Adorno/Reuters Fern...

The Impressive Impact of Village Banking in Paraguay

FOMIN | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact

By Lorena Rios and Alejandro Hernández Lorena works in the area of Inclusive Cities for the Multilateral Investment Fund. She has degrees in comme...

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
The Conversation Global

An 18th-century painting showing an indigenous woman with her Spanish husband and their child, and a plaque that says 'From a Spaniard and an Indian i...

Latin American Migrants in Spain: Fintech Innovations are not Enough

FOMIN | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business

By Fermín Vivanco and Lukas Keller Fermín Vivanco has more than 20 years of experience working on inclusive finance. At the Multilateral Investm...

Brazilian Drug Lord Found Living In Luxurious En Suite Prison Cell

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.31.2016 | World

A Brazilian drug lord has been found living a life of luxury while behind bars. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao hasn’t had to endure a grimy cell while servin...

Shifting toward the Knowledge Economy

FOMIN | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology

By Norah Sullivan Norah Sullivan has worked on projects involving youth job-skills training and entrepreneurship for the Multilateral Investment Fun...

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Illustrates Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As cats are wont to do at the approach of strangers, Mimosa has fled under the bed. It's a shame because Mimosa, a 4-year-old, nine-lived tabby, is t...

The South American Spot Every Traveler Is Talking About

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel

You've heard the mystical lore of Machu Picchu, and by now you've at least considered a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Yes, we all know that South America...

Personal Apuesta a La Alfabetización Financiera a Través Del Celular

Lorena Rios | Posted 02.25.2017 | Latino Voices
Lorena Rios

Una colaboración eficiente entre el gobierno y los operadores móviles es necesaria para superar las barreras a la inclusión financiera.

On World Radio Day, Remembering Radio Journalists on the Ground

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 02.12.2017 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

On World Radio Day this Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists is paying tribute to the vital role radio journalists play in bringing their communities news and commentary, sometimes at great personal cost.

The First Terrorist Attack in the U.S. - The Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations

ADST | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

After Augusto Pinochet led a coup d'état in Chile on September 11, 1973, he exiled Allende's Foreign Minister, Orlando Letelier. After Letelier sought asylum in the United States, Pinochet believed he was acting as an informant to the U.S. government.

Legalization: Only Half the Answer

Rafael Salazar | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Rafael Salazar

The mass smuggling of cigarettes in Paraguay offers an important lesson for those looking to legalization as a panacea. Even with a product that can be bought legally and just about anywhere, smugglers are ready to cash in on price differences and more than a few smokers are willing to buy from them.

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 put a...

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

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2016 | 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

Among the journalists following Pope Francis on his recent South American tour to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay was Jim Yardley, Rome bureau chief for...

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 colonial-e...

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

Associated Press | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Pope Francis put into practice his insistence that the world's poor not be left on the margins of society by visiting a fl...

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

Lorena Rios | Posted 06.10.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | 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 05.19.2016 | 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.

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 05.08.2016 | 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.