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U.S. sanctions Paraguay VP, former president for corruption

Jan. 26, 2023 18:36 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The United States issued sanctions against Paraguay’s former President Horacio Cartes Jara and current Vice President Hugo Velázquez Moreno on Thursday, unveiling explosive accusations that they participated in widespread schemes of corruption and have ties to members of a...

Tensions over trade deals exposed at Mercosur summit

Dec. 06, 2022 19:41 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A summit of the four Mercosur nations exposed tensions Tuesday as Uruguay's eagerness to seek out foreign markets collided with opposition from Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said his country must “open up to the...

South American nations gather for joint 2030 World Cup bid

Nov. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay confirmed a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup when their government officials signed documents in Santiago on Friday to present to FIFA. “This is the first legal step we need to take to bid at FIFA,” said Pablo...

Soccer-inspired art show heads to World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 10, 2022 19:06 PM EST

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — Keeping your eye on the ball takes on a new meaning when you consider the World Cup-dedicated collection by Paraguayan artist Lili Cantero. Decoratively detailing the lavish stadiums of the upcoming tournament in Qatar — the first to take place in the...