South American football body unveils anti-corruption reforms
South American football body unveils anti-corruption reforms

South America`s soccer confederation, CONMEBOL, announced a raft of reforms on Wednesday designed to root out corruption and clean up the organisation`s image after the biggest graft scandal to hit the world`s favourite sport.

River Plate clinch berth in Copa Libertadores final
River Plate clinch berth in Copa Libertadores final

Two-time champions Argentine club River Plate advanced to the Copa Libertadores final by securing a 3-1 victory over Paraguayan side Guarani here.

Pope laments corruption as `gangrene of a people`
Pope laments corruption as `gangrene of a people`

 Pope Francis decried the scourge of corruption as the "gangrene of a people" on Saturday in Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in South America and where graft is rampant.

Paraguay captures man who allegedly impregnated stepdaughter

 The man who allegedly sexually abused and impregnated his 10-year-old stepdaughter, sparking a debate on abortion in Paraguay, was arrested Saturday after 15 days on the run, police said.

Paraguay seizes nearly one ton of cocaine in DR Congo-bound rice

Asuncion: Paraguayan police said Friday they seized about 850 kilograms (1,900 pounds) of cocaine hidden in sacks of rice bound for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Three Bengal tigers born at Paraguay zoo

Three Bengal tigers were born at a zoo in the Paraguay capital Asuncion, its director said today.

Paraguayan hooligans attack Argentine fans in Libertadores Cup

Paraguayan hooligans attacked several Argentine football fans, who were being treated in a hospital in Paraguay`s capital Asuncion for cuts and scrapes sustained during a regional tournament match.

Paraguay: Lawmakers oust president, face criticism

Paraguay`s Senate on Friday voted to impeach President Fernando Lugo, leading to his ouster.