The proposed EU-Mercosur deal would guarantee cheap beef and lock in further deforestation. But our new research shows it is possible to transform trade for the better.
South America’s bi-oceanic highway, which will stretch from the Pacific to the Atlantic – cutting right through Paraguay – is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Mennonites settled in Paraguay's arid Chaco forest a century ago, fleeing religious persecution. Their agricultural success is now driving deforestation, social change and rapid development.
Demonstrators clash with a police water cannon during a recent anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile. Several South American countries have been experiencing massive social unrest in recent months.
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In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.
More than 300,000 hectares of subtropical forest in Paraguay have burned since July due to illegal land clearing for agriculture, according to the National Security Ministry, Oct. 1, 2019.
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Yerba mate is a wildly popular South American tea with a growing global market. Can this 'superfood' save Paraguay's tropical forests, too?
The Paraguayan Chaco, South America’s second largest forest, is rapidly disappearing as agriculture extends deeper into what was once forest. Here, isolated stands of trees remain amid the farms.
Joel E. Correia
The cleared land of Paraguay's Chaco forest produces everyday products like charcoal and leather that are sold abroad to consumers who may never know the unsavory origins of their purchases.
Paraguay plays a major role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and the problem was seeded by transnational tobacco corporations.
The history of Paraguay's role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and its implications.
Mario Abdo Benítez, or ‘Marito,’ as he’s known, is the son of the private secretary to Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner.
Paraguay's conservative president-elect Mario Abdo narrowly won the April 22 election. His father was the private secretary for dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who brutally ruled Paraguay for 35 years.
Introducing rural and indigenous communities to science, through experiments and communication, is vital.
The combination of knowledge and communication, along with a few other fundamental conditions such as liberty and respect , leads to social, cultural and technological development.
Cities have always been more than a dense collection of people. They are labs of innovation, hotbeds of crime and inequality, architectural stunners, decaying ruins and everything in between.
Police in Istanbul,Turkey disperse gay pride demonstrators with a water cannon in June 2015.
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Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
The headquarters of private security firm Prosegur after the spectacular robbery.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.
Paraguayan farmers are demanding agrarian reforms that would restore lost jobs to the countryside.
Too many able-bodied Paraguayans are underemployed, fuelling frustration and entrenching inequality.
The Paraguayan capital briefly became a battleground between police, protesters and politicians.
One protester was killed and several senators bloodied as Paraguayans rebelled against what they consider an unconstitutional attempt to extend President Horacio Cartes' term.
Who will get to go to the Palacio de los López?
Paraguay remains divided over whether to allow former presidents to run for reelection, and time is running out to decide who can – and cannot – declare their candidacy for the 2018 election.
To serve another term as president of Paraguay, where reelection is not allowed, Horacio Cartes might need to resign first.
Paraguay doesn't allow presidents to be reelected, but three of the five candidates setting their sights on 2018 are current or former heads of state.
An 18th-century painting shows an indigenous woman with her Spanish husband and their child. The plaque reads: ‘From a Spaniard and an Indian is produced a mestizo.’
The strange and enlightening tale of a South American dictator who tried to prevent white people from marrying other white people.
The Parana River in moonlight.
A professor of literature who is also a poet tackles the issue of the inroads technology has made in the relationship between teacher and learner.
The political tumult in Paraguay will have significant ramifications for future economic engagement between South American countries and Australia.
World Cup qualifiers in South America are renowned for their ferocity. For Uruguayans, there is more at stake than national pride. Even a “friendly” against Argentina or Brazil is a chance for revenge…