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American Christian missionary gunned down in Paraguay

An American Christian missionary was shot and killed last week in Paraguay, the mission organization that sent him confirmed. Wayne Goddard, 50, a missionary to the Ava Guaraní and Paī Tavyterã tribes for over 25 years, was gunned down on April 9.


Pompeo's Paraguay visit signals heightened regional stakes for U.S.

Mike Pompeo's visit to Paraguay last weekend — the first by an American secretary of state in half a century — marked a new turn in the U.S. relationship with a country long seen as a friendly backwater.


Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Peru on Saturday on the third-leg of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China's economic reach.


Pompeo prioritizes Venezuela crisis in Paraguay

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Saturday a "tyrant" who has caused the ruin of the South American country and its people. (April 13)


Oceania nations learn path to Paraguay 2019

Five countries in Oceania to compete for a spot in the Beach Soccer World Cup. This will be the first OFC championship since 2013. The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Beach Soccer Nations Cup has completed its tournament draw, and the five participating nations now know their paths to the FIFA


N.J. man who doubled as South American gun runner sent to prison for smuggling an arsenal to Paraguay

A Somerset County man who smuggled 13 guns, including assault rifles, and thousands of rounds of ammo to Paraguay and planned to sell them on the black market was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison.


Pompeo praised Paraguay's support for Venezuela's Guaidó and its role in the Lima Group

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks on Saturday with Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez as part of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China's economic reach.


Paraguay and Ecuador win tickets to Brazil 2019

Paraguay win through to third successive FIFA U-17 World Cup. Ecuador join them at Brazil 2019 after dramatic final-day victory. Brazil will host the 18th edition of the tournament later this year.


Pompeo Visits Paraguay, With Venezuela Topping Agenda

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says of Venezuela's leadership that 'the people have spoken' and they have forcefully rejected President Nicolas Maduro and his regime. While visiting Paraguay on Saturday, the top U.S. diplomat spoke with Voice of America about the United States' approach to the


Ayoreo indigenous people in Paraguay celebrate land victory

The Ayoreo-Totobiegosode, an indigenous people in the heart of South America, has finally secured a key part of its territory after a 26 year struggle. Ayoreo leaders received the ownership papers to 18,000 hectares of their ancestral land.


Paraguay tells Pompeo: 'We have to combat' Maduro

Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro must be “fought against” to ensure that he leaves power, a top regional diplomat said Saturday after a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With President Abdo Benitez of Paraguay

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:. Today, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with President Mario Abdo Benitez in Asunción, Paraguay. They affirmed a commitment to deepen the vibrant partnership between the United States and Paraguay, rooted in our shared democratic values. Secr


Pompeo Needs to Confront Paraguay's Hezbollah Problem

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headed to Paraguay this week to garner support for the Trump Administration’s policy of maximum pressure against Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolas Maduro. This is the first visit to Paraguay by such a high-ranking U.S. official since 1965, and Asuncion is already s


Heavy rains with flash floods in northeast Brazil and in Paraguay

Civil defense officials have reported that heavy rains in northeastern Brazil have killed at least three people and displaced 3,600, while apparently unrelated flooding far to the south in Paraguay has forced some 20,000 people from their homes.


Storms kill 3 in Brazil; 20,000 evacuated in Paraguay

RIO DE JANEIRO – Civil defense officials say heavy rains in northeastern Brazil have killed at least three people and displaced 3,600, while apparently unrelated flooding far to the south in Paraguay has forced some 20,000 people from their homes.


Mexico vs. Paraguay Live Stream, TV Channel: How to Watch Friendly

Mexico and Paraguay are set to square off in an international friendly on Tuesday, March 26. Kickoff from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Mexico enters the matchup coming off a 3–1 win over Chile last week. El Tri was vaulted by goals from Raúl Jiménez, Héctor More


Movie that put Paraguay on the international cinema map to be screened

The International Film Series continues at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month, September through May. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted


The Week in Weather: April 12

With his daughter as passenger, Ramon Gomez, 65, rows a boat through a flooded street in the Santa Rosa de Lima neighborhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay, on Apr. 5. More than 20,000 people in Paraguay have been evacuated after torrential rains caused extensive flooding.


Remarks With Paraguayan Foreign Minister Luis Castiglioni at a Press Availability

FOREIGN MINISTER CASTIGLIONI: (Via interpreter) Good morning to all the members of the media. Again, we give our cordial and special greetings and a welcome to the press and to Mr. Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State of the Government of the United States of America. It is a great honor, it is a grea


Jonathan dos Santos, Javier Hernandez take charge in Mexico's win over Paraguay

Mexico manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino is now two for two in his new tenure with El Tri. Following last week's 3-1 victory over Chile, the Argentine helped lead Mexico to a dramatic 4-2 win against Paraguay on Tuesday night.