Don't worry if you did not hear the news about Paraguay impeaching its president.
Paraguay's president involved in paternity scandals that go back to when he was a Catholic bishop. Rafael Romo reports.
Paraguay had a new president Friday evening after its Senate voted to remove Fernando Lugo from office.
Paraguay's president is under pressure after an impeachment vote in the lower chamber of Congress on Thursday, but Fernando Lugo says he will not resign.
Paraguay's President on Saturday named a new interior minister and national police chief following clashes between police and peasants that left at least 17 dead.
Going into the Copa America, we posed questions about the campaigns of the 10 South American sides. Now that the 43rd Copa America is history, we look back to find out if the tournament came up with the answers. (Listed from winners down to the teams eliminated in the group phase)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- One figure has dominated this Copa America. The shadow of Sergio Markarian, the balding, bespectacled Peru coach who had such an influence on the philosophy of the sides who finished first, second and third, lurked in the background, but the man of the tournament was the tall, grey-haired figure with the limp who calmly wandered around shaking hands and exchanging hugs at fulltime in the final, as his players cavorted in one great mass of celebration.
Diego Forlan grabbed two goals as Uruguay thrashed Paraguay 3-0 in Buenos Aires to secure a record 15th Copa America title.
On Tuesday night, Oscar Washington Tabarez limped across the pitch in La Plata and paused, his knee injury apparently making him wary of progressing too far on the sodden, uneven surface. He looked at his celebrating players as though determined to soak in the spectacle and as they slowly broke off to trot in to the dressing-room, each made a point of going over to him. Tabarez's second coming as national coach has already been glorious, but on Sunday it might get even better.
Paraguay will meet Uruguay in Sunday's Copa America final in Argentina after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Venezuela.
Holders Brazil were knocked out of the Copa America Sunday, after a woeful penalty shoot-out display against Paraguay in Argentina.
SAN JUAN, Argentina -- The full moon shone bright and white over San Juan, its domination of the chill sky seeming a symbol of the lunacy that took over the Copa America this weekend. The tournament -- perhaps any tournament -- has never known a series of quarterfinals like it, as the three group-winners and the hosts all crashed out. The machinations of the schedulers, who had done everything in their power to ensure a third successive Brazil-Argentina final, are left looking a little silly.
A look at how the Copa America quarterfinals match up:
Brazil secured their first win of the 2011 Copa America with a 4-2 victory against Ecuador on Wednesday to seal their progression to the quarterfinals of the competition in Argentina.
A few seconds after the final whistle had sounded in Cordoba, Argentina, on Saturday came the announcement that the official man of the match was Roque Santa Cruz of Paraguay.
Holders Brazil needed a last-gasp equalizer from Fred to salvage a 2-2 draw against Paraguay in their Copa America Group B match Saturday in Cordoba.
The world's oldest continental tournament, the Copa America has ensured its continued relevance by finding a perfect slot in the global calendar.
A look at the teams in Group B and their projected order of finsh:
More than 10 years have passed since the last time a gaggle of fresh faces has caused such a fuss around the United States national team. Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and other members of the first residency class in Bradenton, Fla., began spicing up the national team scene late in 2000.
United States player ratings vs. Paraguay:
NASHVILLE -- Three quick thoughts after the U.S.'s 1-0 loss against Paraguay here on Tuesday:
After holding Argentina to a 1-1 draw at the Meadowlands, the U.S. will face Paraguay at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Join Avi Creditor at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday for live instant analysis and web chat during the game.
Tuesday's friendly in Nashville comes with the usual roll call of unknowns: Who might play? Who will rise or shine? Which side can muster greater motivation, etc.?
Paraguay's cancer-stricken president is "lucid, "perfectly fine" and will not require surgery at this point, his doctor said Sunday.
Authorities in Paraguay said they found child pornography on a computer in the country's largest prison -- and suspect it was filmed inside a tiny room there.
CNN's Al Goodman gets fan reaction to Spain's victory over Paraguay in the World Cup.
David Villa came to Spain's rescue again to put the European champions into the World Cup semifinals for the first time with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Paraguay in Johannesburg on Saturday night as both teams missed a penalty.
Paraguay booked a place in the last eight of the World Cup for the very first time in their history at the expense of Japan but only after a dramatic penalty shoot out in Pretoria.
CNN's Atika Shubert talks to Italy fans about the team's eliminated from the World Cup.
Reigning world champions, Italy have been held to a 1-1 draw by New Zealand in their World Cup Group F match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
World Cup holders Italy came back from a goal behind to secure an unconvincing 1-1 draw with Paraguay in their opening Group F match.
North Korea twice came back from behind to hold Greece 2-2 in a friendly between two sides heading to the World Cup next month, while fellow finalists Paraguay lost 2-1 to the Republic of Ireland.
Paraguay's president is expected to meet with human rights groups Sunday to clarify the effects of a law that temporarily suspends constitutional rights in the north of the country.
Paraguay international Salvador Cabanas is in a critical condition after being shot in the head in Mexico City.
More than 200 indigenous people who refused to vacate their land in eastern Paraguay were sprayed late last week with what some believe was pesticide, sending seven to the hospital, a government cabinet member said this week.
Paraguay installed new top military commanders, but President Fernando Lugo, who had ordered the change in leadership, was not present for the ceremony.
Qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals is reaching its climax, with footballing heavyweights such as Argentina, France and Portugal still battling to be in the hat when the draw is made in Cape Town on December 4.
With only two rounds remaining until the conclusion of two years of South American qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, only Brazil and Paraguay have booked their tickets to South Africa.
Diego Maradona's Argentina suffered a potentially fatal blow to their World Cup qualification hopes after a 1-0 defeat against Paraguay in Asuncion.
With South American qualifying for the 2010 World Cup resuming next month, the top four positioned teams of the continent tested their strength in what ended up being worthwhile friendly matches on Wednesday. While Brazil, Argentina and Chile claimed hard-fought victories in Europe, Paraguay lost in Asia.
Officials have uncovered a common grave in Paraguay that contained at least two bodies of victims believed tortured and killed under former strongman Alfredo Stroessner, authorities said.
Brazil need just three more points to clinch qualification for the 2010 World Cup after beating former South American Group leaders Paraguay on Wednesday, but Argentina's hopes suffered a big blow.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo acknowledged Monday that he is the father of a 2-year-old child who was conceived when he was a Roman Catholic bishop.
Let's assume that Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are going to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. It seems a fair assumption -- it could well be that from the seven remaining rounds, just two victories will be good enough to get Paraguay over the line, and three plus a draw may well prove sufficient for the continent's traditional two powers.
All over South America, international squads are being called up as the continent's World Cup qualification campaign resumes after a 5½-month break. The 11th and 12th games for each nation are coming up in late March, followed by two more in June, two in September and the final two in October.
Two anti-riot police died and five were injured in the collapse of part of Paraguay's principal stadium in the capital, Asuncion, medical officials said.
In what Paraguayans are calling "el tractorazo," protesters parked thousands of tractors and other heavy machinery alongside roads throughout the nation Monday to demand greater security.
Mexico and Paraguay are the top two marijuana-producing countries in the world, a U.N. report says.
Player of the week -- Wayne Rooney What a week it's been for England's number 10.
Paraguay remained four points clear at the top of the South American World Cup qualifying group at the halfway stage after defeating Colombia 1-0 on Saturday.
Manchester United's Carlos Teves was sent off as Paraguay held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires on Saturday to top South American qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
South American nations have always played a major part in the world of football, and when it comes to the World Cup they are considered among the main contenders every time. But this time around there may be a new threat from the continent making its mark internationally.
We're nearly halfway through the marathon campaign of South American qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, and the past week of action has been one of the more wild and unpredictable so far. Here are five things we've learned after seeing all 10 countries in action:
Paraguay's President Nicanor Duarte offered Congress his resignation Monday, two months before his term is slated to end.
The world's top two ranked teams Brazil and Argentina shared a goalless draw on Wednesday night which leaves both in the four automatic qualifying spots allocated to South America for the 2010 World Cup finals.
Ten-man Paraguay shocked Brazil 2-0 to remain atop the South American standings in 2010 World Cup qualifying on Sunday.
Presidential Candidate and former Roman Catholic Bishop, Fernando Lugo walks through cheering crowds and greets them.
Six decades of single-party rule in Paraguay came to an end on Sunday after Colorado Party candidate Blanca Ovelar conceded a loss to former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo, who claimed the historic win on his promise to help the poor.
Preperations are underway for the presidential election in Asuncion, Paraguay.
More than 2 million Paraguayans will head to the polls Sunday for the country's presidential election, which could see the end of six decades of power for the ruling Colorado Party.
The South American backwater and ex-dictatorship may make history by electing a woman or a leftist as president. Or it might just revert to form
Argentinians planning to travel to the northern part of the country, Brazil and Paraguay were lining up for vaccinations Tuesday, because of a yellow fever breakout that has killed at least 21 people in the region.
The World Health Organization plans to send 2 million vaccines to Paraguay by Sunday after yellow fever emerged there for the first time in 34 years.
They are feared throughout South America for their fighting spirit, their teamwork and their aerial prowess. So it seems remarkable that, although the Paraguayan national team has made it to the last three World Cups, its players have been so slow to make an impact in the English Premier League.
Blackburn Rovers defender Lucas Neill, who will captain Australia in their friendly against Paraguay on Saturday, has expressed his regrets at not being given the chance to move to Liverpool in the summer.
Australia have named a near full-strength squad on Tuesday for next month's friendly with Paraguay and the Asian Cup qualifier against Bahrain.
Paraguay ended World Cup debutants Trinidad & Tobago's slim hopes of reaching the last 16 with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.
Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar is likely to miss the rest of the World Cup after limping off early in the 1-0 defeat by England on Saturday.
England failed to capitalize on a superb start but hung on to beat Paraguay 1-0 in their opening Group B match in the World Cup finals in Frankfurt.
England made a superb start to their opening World Cup finals Group B game when they took a third minute lead against Paraguay in Frankfurt.
World Cup finalists Paraguay notched their first win in five outings by beating Georgia 1-0 in their last warm-up on Wednesday.
Paraguay warmed up for next month's World Cup opener against England with a 2-2 draw against physical Norway in Oslo on Wednesday.
Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz will miss the World Cup warm-up with Norway on Wednesday with an inflamed right knee.
Group B | World ranking: 33
A goal from Dante Lopez gave Paraguay a 1-0 win over Macedonia to secure their victory in the four-nation tournament in Iran.
Ecuador and Paraguay have qualified for the World Cup, leaving Uruguay, Colombia and Chile scrambling for the right to play off against Australia.
Ecuador and Paraguay put themselves on the brink of qualifying for next year's World Cup after winning key matches on Saturday.
Paraguay's Congress rejected on Thursday a proposal to protect an Indian tribe that has avoided contact with outsiders.
South America's World Cup qualifying race remained wide open after Wednesday's three matches were drawn, leaving all ten teams still in with a chance of reaching Germany in two year's time.
Peru captain Nolberto Solano scored a second-half penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.
Argentina's footballers beat Paraguay 1-0 in a bad-tempered Olympic football final to win their country's first gold medal since 1952.
Iraq beat Costa Rica 2-0 in Volos on Sunday to reach the Olympic Games quarterfinal and give the strife-torn country real hopes of a fairytale medal.
The death toll from a fire that raged Sunday through a supermarket crowded with shoppers in Paraguay's capital has risen to 323 people, Attorney General Oscar Latorre has told CNNenEspanol.
Investigators picked through the remains of a supermarket in Paraguay's capital Monday, a day after an inferno that killed more than 300 shoppers.
A fire that raged through a supermarket crowded with weekend shoppers in Paraguay's capital has killed 275 people, Interior Minister Orlando Fiorotto has confirmed.
A fire that raged through a supermarket crowded with weekend shoppers in Paraguay's capital Asuncion killed more than 300 people, Interior Ministry officials said.
Paraguay coach Anibal Ruiz has appealed for an end to the fixture chaos hindering South American teams playing in this week's World Cup qualifiers.
Brazilian midfielder Kleberson has been ruled out of next week's World Cup qualifier away to Paraguay because of a knee injury.
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