South America has seen a quarter million cases this year, as climate change is a boon for the mosquitoes that spread it. A study about how the virus infects cells could help inform future treatments.
The Colorado Party remained the dominant force of Paraguayan politics as the vote count from Sunday's election gave an overwhelming lead to its presidential candidate, Santiago Peña.
Marcelo Pecci was slain Tuesday by gunmen on a Colombian beach. His wife, journalist Claudia Aguilera, said the attackers came on a jet ski or small boat.
A gang of some 50 bandits assaulted a private security company and reportedly made off with millions of dollars in what's being called a crime of the century on Paraguay's border with Brazil.
Angered by Senate approval of a constitutional amendment allowing multiple presidential terms, demonstrators set fire to the legislative building and clashed throughout the capital of Asuncion.
Brazilian drug trafficker Jarvis Chimenes Pavao is serving an eight-year sentence in Paraguay. AFP reports that police, investigating an alleged escape plan, found a stylish three-room suite of cells.
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