The Paraguayan Left

On the 10th anniversary of the parliamentary coup against Fernando Lugo, the LMC spends the hour with freelance writer Norma Flores Allende on the historic challenges the Paraguayan left faces in a tightly controlled, one-party state.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • 3:02 PM

Black Lives Matter in Paraguay

Latino Rebels Radio: December 23, 2021

  • Dec 23, 2021
  • 1:03 PM

Paraguay Ministers Resign as Calls Grow for President’s Ouster

On Friday, the health minister resigned over the issue, and protests against the lack of medicine and mismanagement turned into riots in Asunción.

  • Mar 8, 2021
  • 2:42 PM

Uruguay and Paraguay Stop Spread of Coronavirus

The two countries have among the lowest death rates for COVID-19 in Latin America, despite sharing borders with Brazil, where more than 50,000 people have died.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 1:23 PM

Inside Paraguay’s Coronavirus Shelters

Overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate medical attention, and delays in testing prime Paraguay’s quarantine shelters to spread the virus, rather than contain it.

  • May 26, 2020
  • 12:29 PM

Abdo Benítez Says FBI Is Supporting Paraguayan Security Forces

President Benítez said President Trump agreed to continue supporting intelligence efforts and provide training for federal employees.

  • Dec 17, 2019
  • 12:12 PM

As Protests Against Local Governments Flare Up Across Paraguay, a 17-Year-Old Student Leads the Charge in One Town

In recent weeks, the town of Mayor Otaño in southeastern Paraguay has been the scene of a dramatic protest over alleged misuse of public funds by local authorities.

  • Dec 3, 2019
  • 4:35 PM

Brazilian Police Seek Arrest of Paraguay Ex-President Cartes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of Paraguay’s ex-President Horacio Cartes as part of an investigation into money laundering.

  • Nov 19, 2019
  • 3:16 PM

In Paraguay, Rural Communities Facing Deforestation See Power and Profit in a Beloved Drink

Yerba mate is a wildly popular leaf that is dried, steeped like tea and drunk hot or cold across Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 4:20 PM

Paraguay May Strengthen Military After Alleged Gang Leader Escapes

President Mario Abdo Benítez announced plans to amend the constitution to give the military a larger role in combating gangs.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 12:00 PM

The Dam That (Almost) Brought Down Paraguay’s President

The past two weeks have brought Paraguayans a political earthquake and a crowd of new household names, all connected to a bilateral energy deal signed with Brazil in May and kept under wraps until late July.

  • Aug 15, 2019
  • 2:57 PM

Paraguayan Lawmakers Call Vote to Decide Whether to Impeach President Benítez

The vote comes following a secret energy deal with Brazil that surfaced this week.

  • Aug 1, 2019
  • 12:38 PM

With the Help of Nuns and a Lawyer, a Paraguayan Indigenous Group Wins Back Their Ancestral Territory

After three years of struggle over their 500-hectare territory near the town of Itakyry in the department of Alto Paraná, the indigenous community can now return.

  • Jul 1, 2019
  • 9:49 AM

Mario Abdo Benítez Is Sworn in as Paraguay’s New President

Abdo Benítez has faced criticism for defending the former dictator General Alfredo Stroessner.

  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1:20 PM

President of Paraguay Won’t Be Able to Take Senate Seat After He Steps Down

Critics say he may be seeking the immunity from prosecution that a full seat in the Senate grants but an honorary seat doesn’t.

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 12:39 PM

The Guaraní Language in Paraguay (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: June 5, 2018

  • Jun 5, 2018
  • 3:43 PM

Paraguay to Elect New President Sunday

The favorite to win the presidency is Mario Abdo Benítez, the candidate for the ruling conservative Colorado party.

  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1:11 PM

World Cup 2022: Messi, Argentina Reach Fútbol Greatness

Lionel says he wants to keep playing for the Argentinian team, so maybe we’ll see him in another World cup. But for now, the Messi-Ronaldo debate has ended for many, and Argentina has won their first World Cup in 36 years, their third all-time—and one that will resonate in the proud fútbol nation forever.

  • Dec 19, 2022
  • 12:35 PM

Mothers of LGBTQ Children Join Forces in Latin America

Founded in 2017, the Latin American Movement of Mothers of LGTB+ Children lobbies governments to eliminate prejudicial laws and better enforce existing bans on violence and discrimination.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

HBO’s ‘PCC: Poder Secreto’ Shows the Rise of South America’s Largest Criminal Organization

In an interview with Latino Rebels, veteran Brazilian filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo talks about the relevance of telling this story, the appeal of the PCC in impoverished areas, and how it is expanding its power across Latin America.

  • Jun 29, 2022
  • 1:53 PM

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