"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Massive flooding forced thousands of Paraguayans to abandon their homes, in some of the worst summer rains the region has seen in decades.
Flooding misery continues in the US, with hundreds forced from their homes in Missouri because of rising waters in rain-swollen rivers. Scores of
Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes following heavy rains across South America. In Paraguay, several rivers have burst
Pope Francis, wrapping up his three-country tour of South America, urged people living in a flood-prone shantytown in Paraguay to stay united in
Winding up his “homecoming” tour to Latin America, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to seek a new economic model to help the poor. On Saturday
Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women
The world’s first Latin American pope is going home. Chosen on a mandate of piety and helping the poor, Pope Francis is on his way to visit Ecuador
Argentina reached the final of the Copa America in emphatic style thrashing Paraguay 6-1 in the semis in Concepcion, Chile. Angel Di Maria scored
Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties after 1-1 draw on Saturday, to advance to a Copa America semi-final against Argentina. Robinho scored a solo
Wealthy businessman Horacio Cartes of the centre-right Colorado Party appears to have won Paraguay’s presidential election.
With a majority of votes
Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum play Mozart on instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials pulled from the garbage dump their
It has been a momentous week in South America, capped by UNASUR and MERCOSUR’s decisions to suspend Paraguay.
The former, the political grouping
Paraguay’s new centre-right president Frederico Franco has been sworn in along with his cabinet despite strong international criticism. Franco took
Argentina has withdrawn its ambassador to Paraguay in response to Paraguay’s president being removed from office on Friday.
Citing a ‘rupture of
A cold front gripping much of South America is taking its toll on the homeless. In Paraguay’s capital city of Asuncion at least 12 people have died
Thousands of fans celebrated outside the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as striker David Villa slotted in the decisive goal in the 83rd minute to send
Paraguay Fans watched their team’s qualification to the World Cup quaterfinals on a big screen in Asuncion. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, wide of Japanese
Bolivia and Paraguay have signed an historic agreement bringing to an end a border dispute.
Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Paraguayan