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Paraguay
In an election that could decide the next presidency, voters will judge an unpopular president’s legacy.
A 2012 shooting of landless campesinos and police – and its flawed investigation – continues to trouble Paraguay with its political and social repercussions.
The government has launched a probe of widespread sexual abuse during the last dictatorship. Will it be successful?
The first-ever Guaraní translation of Don Quixote was recently completed, part of a growing effort by scholars and officials to embrace Paraguay’s indigenous language.
Also: Ayotzinapa revisited; Colombia's 7 GW energy imports; the OAS Secretary General in China; and more.
Middle Eastern immigration has influenced some of Latin America's most iconic traditions.
Student protests have shaken up the country’s university system and are challenging business as usual.

Will Francis be willing to extend his more liberal discourse on economics and the environment into contentious social issues like gay rights and abortion? The outcome of his trips to Bolivia and Ecuador, earlier this week, and a visit to Paraguay, now underway, may help answer those questions.

 

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