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Stories with place: Paraguay
  • Judge throws out Leoz request to halt extradition to US 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:00 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - A judge in Paraguay has thrown out a request that proceedings for extradition to the United States be dropped against Nicolas Leoz, the former head of the South American football confederation.

  • FIFA and CONMEBOL to audit Bolivia Football Federation 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:36 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - CONMEBOL and FIFA will audit the finances of the Bolivian Football Federation, whose leader was jailed for alleged corruption, the president of South America's soccer confederation said on Wednesday.

  • Ex CONMEBOL head asks end of US extradition request 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:31 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - A lawyer for the former president of South America's soccer confederation is requesting a Paraguayan judge to throw out a request by U.S. prosecutors to extradite him to the United States where he has been charged in a corruption scandal.

  • Bishop in Paraguay ousted by Pope Francis dies at 69 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 12:46 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - Rogelio Livieres Plano, a former bishop in Paraguay who was revered by some for building a successful seminary but who was ousted by Pope Francis amid several controversies, has died. He was 69.

  • 11-year-old gives birth to girl in Paraguay story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:08 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.

  • Seattle signs Paraguayan striker Nelson Valdez 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 7:17 pm

    SEATTLE - The Seattle Sounders signed Paraguayan striker and World Cup veteran Nelson Valdez on Friday, becoming the third forward on their roster who is a designated player.

  • South America soccer backs Michel Platini as FIFA president 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 6:47 pm

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - The president of the South America's governing body for soccer says the confederation will support Michel Platini to replace Joseph Blatter as head of FIFA.