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Women in Argentina claim labor exploitation by Opus Dei

Nov. 12, 2021 10:23 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lucía Giménez still suffers pain in her knees from the years she spent scrubbing floors in the men’s bathroom at the Opus Dei residence in Argentina’s capital for hours without pay. Giménez, now 56, joined the conservative Catholic...

Police suspect Germans were killed for Stradivarius violins

Nov. 10, 2021 15:45 PM EST

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayan police said Wednesday they have detained two Germans and a Chilean suspected of killing a German man and his daughter while trying to get documents proving the authenticity of valuable violins. Bernard Raymond von Bredow, a museum...

In Brazil, worst drought in decades felt at gigantic dam

Oct. 14, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

HERNANDARIAS, Paraguay (AP) — The gigantic Itaipu hydroelectric dam straddling the Brazil-Paraguay border on the vast Parana River, is feeling the heat of Brazil’s worst drought in nine decades. Sometimes described as one of the world's seven modern wonders, Itaipu's...

Indigenous protest in Paraguay's capital erupts in violence

Sep. 29, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Indigenous groups demonstrated in Paraguay's capital Wednesday against a law that makes it a crime to invade private property, and the protest escalated into violence that authorities said saw seven police officers injured, four cars set on fire and other acts of...

Paraguay River hits record low, imperiling economy

Sep. 23, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's crucial outlet to the sea fell to its lowest level in at least 117 years on Thursday, threatening massive economic losses to the small South American nation. Government figures showed the Paraguay River at 56 centimeters (22 inches)...

Lavelle, Morgan shine as US women rout Paraguay again, 8-0

Sep. 21, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States women routed Paraguay 8-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The U.S. topped Paraguay by a combined...

Mallory Pugh energized in her return to national team

Sep. 20, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

Mallory Pugh was soccer's next big thing as a teenager but she has faded from the limelight as she struggled with injuries and consistency. Now healthy, Pugh has returned to the U.S. national team more determined than ever. Pugh had a career-high...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team...