Paraguay says US seeking extradition of ex-South America soccer chief
Paraguay says US seeking extradition of ex-South America soccer chief

The United States has sent Paraguay an extradition request for Nicolás Leoz, the former president of South America`s soccer confederation, who was arrested on suspicion of racketeering in a corruption probe, Paraguay`s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Pope Francis jokes he doesn`t `do drugs`

Pope Francis on Monday joked that he did not have to "take drugs" when questioned by a journalist as to the secret of his energy during a whirlwind tour of three Latin American countries.

Pope leaves for Rome after South America visit

Pope Francis departed Paraguay for Rome late Sunday, bringing to a close a weeklong visit where he drew attention to the poor and marginalized in some of the region`s poorest nations.

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.

Throng greets Pope Francis for Ecuador mass

Hundreds of thousands of faithful greeted Pope Francis with cheers and flags in scorching heat on Monday for the first open-air mass of his three-nation trip to South America.

Pope Francis to focus on poor in South America trip

 Pope Francis left Rome on Sunday to embark on his first South American trip in two years, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay -- but not his native Argentina.

Copa America: Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed
Copa America: Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed

Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay here Friday to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours.

'Argentina should beat Chile in Copa final'
'Argentina should beat Chile in Copa final'

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz has said Argentina will beat Chile and win the Copa America if they play like they did in their stunning 6-1 win over his side in the semis.

Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent
Pope Francis takes message to forgotten corners of home continent

Pope Francis embarks Sunday on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America`s `peripheral` countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty, inequality and the legacies of past authoritarian regimes.

Rivaldo blames players' selection for Brazil's Copa America debacle
Rivaldo blames players' selection for Brazil's Copa America debacle

Brazilian football legend Rivaldo on Wednesday blamed national team head coach Dunga’s selection of players from non-prestigious leagues for their early exit from the Copa America.

Copa America: Paraguay warn Chile about giving Argentina too much space
Copa America: Paraguay warn Chile about giving Argentina too much space

Paraguay, the only team to have scored against Argentina at the Copa America, can talk with authority about what it is to face the favourites when they are in full song.

Copa America 2015: Argentina hit Paraguay for six to make final

Angel di Maria scored twice as Argentina crushed Paraguay 6-1 on Tuesday to book their place in the final of the Copa America against hosts Chile.

Copa America: Lionel Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay
Copa America: Lionel Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay

 Lionel Messi is walking a disciplinary tightrope as goal-shy favourites Argentina take on Paraguay here Tuesday with a place in the final of the Copa America at stake.

Paraguay eye third pickup truck as prize for Argentina upset
Paraguay eye third pickup truck as prize for Argentina upset

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz, famous for his motivational methods, revealed on Monday he owes his squad two pickup trucks plus a third if they upset Argentina in their Copa America semi-final.

'Argentina is world's best team'
'Argentina is world's best team'

Ramon Diaz, coach of Paraguay, has praised the Argentine team which will be rival in semifinals, and said his team will go into battle to win, Copa America's official website said on Monday.

Copa America: Paraguay hero's uncle dies after winning penalty
Copa America: Paraguay hero's uncle dies after winning penalty

Paraguay's penalty hero Derlis Gonzalez saw his celebrations curtailed by tragedy after his uncle died of heart attack following Paraguary's win over Brazil.

Wanted to take a penalty against Paraguay: Robinho
Wanted to take a penalty against Paraguay: Robinho

Brazil forward Robinho has expressed his disappointment at not being able to participate in the penalty shoot-out which resulted in his team's elimination from the Copa America.

Copa America: Dunga blames virus for Brazil woe
Copa America: Dunga blames virus for Brazil woe

Brazil coach Dunga blamed a mystery virus for his team`s shock Copa America exit to Paraguay on Saturday as the most successful footballing nation on the planet struggled to digest another tournament setback.

Copa America: Paraguay hero Derlis Gonzalez ready for Argentina
Copa America: Paraguay hero Derlis Gonzalez ready for Argentina

Paraguay striker Derlis Gonzalez said his team were thinking about another Copa America shock against Argentina after sensationally dumping Brazil out of the competition on Saturday.

Paraguay stun Brazil to reach Copa America semis
Paraguay stun Brazil to reach Copa America semis

Paraguay sent Brazil crashing out of the Copa America on Saturday as the five-time world champions` penalty shoot-out jinx struck again.