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2006-09-04 15:19:44

ASUNCION, Paraguay (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Paraguay vowed on Monday to block all government legislation in a protest of the center-right president's plans to change the constitution in order to seek re-election. President Nicanor Duarte Frutos, who has led the impoverished country since he was elected with 37 percent of the vote in 2003, wants to change the constitution to allow him to seek a second term in 2008. Opposition leaders have hardened their stance against his...

2006-08-16 11:26:59

By Guido Nejamkis BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner, a strongly anti-communist general who epitomized an era of authoritarian rule in Latin America, died on Wednesday in exile in the Brazilian capital Brasilia. Stroessner, 93, had lived in Brazil since he was toppled in a 1989 military coup after ruling Paraguay for 34 years. "He has just died," a spokesman for the Santa Luzia hospital said on Wednesday morning. Stroessner, the son of a...

2006-08-16 10:09:42

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner died on Wednesday at a hospital in the Brazilian capital Brasilia, where he has lived in exile since being toppled in a 1989 military coup, the hospital said. Stroessner, 93, had been in intensive care for several days following a hernia operation.

2006-08-15 14:38:46

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The governments of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina have set up a joint intelligence center to combat smuggling and money-laundering in the region where their borders meet, Brazil said on Tuesday. The United States, which has long complained that the so-called Tri-Border area is rampant with cross-frontier crime, was involved in the establishment of the Regional Intelligence Center. Located at Federal Police facilities in the Brazilian city of Foz do...

2006-08-13 22:15:35

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Aging former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner was hospitalized in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, where has been living in exile for the last 17 years, a hospital spokesman said on Sunday. The spokesman could not confirm what was ailing Stroessner, 93. A source close to the Stroessner family told Reuters he was in the intensive care unit recovering from a hernia operation. Stroessner ruled the small South American nation of Paraguay for 35 years...

2006-08-13 13:27:19

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The aging former Paraguayan dictator, Alfredo Stroessner, was hospitalized in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, where has been living in exile for the last 17 years, a hospital spokesman said on Sunday. The spokesman could not confirm what was ailing Stroessner, who is 93. But a source close to the Stroessner family told Reuters that he was in the intensive care unit recovering from a hernia operation. Stroessner ruled the small South American nation of...

2006-06-19 22:21:19

By Kevin Fylan BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and England know each other too well to relish a World Cup meeting in the last 16 and the rivals will be desperate to stave off another emotive clash when they play their final group games on Tuesday. Germany, the three times World Cup winners, and England, who won the competition for the only time when they beat the Germans in the final on home soil at Wembley in 1966, have already secured qualification for the second phase. The hosts still...

2006-06-15 17:53:04

By Andrew Gray BERLIN (Reuters) - England, Ecuador and hosts Germany all qualified for the knockout stage of the World Cup on Thursday while Sweden boosted their chances of joining them in the last 16 with a late win over Paraguay. England booked their place in the second round with goals from Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard in the last seven minutes after struggling to overcome Trinidad & Tobago in Group B. That result, helped by the return of striker Wayne Rooney as a...

2006-06-14 22:24:21

By Trevor Huggins NUREMBERG, Germany (Reuters) - A combustible England will look to the weather for help when they face World Cup Group B rivals Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday. Elsewhere, Sweden take on Paraguay in the same section in Berlin while Ecuador face Costa Rica in a Group A encounter in Hamburg. A German heatwave played havoc with England's opening game last Saturday when they sweated to an unconvincing 1-0 win over Paraguay. Temperatures which hit 29 degrees Celsius...

2006-06-10 14:11:44

By Kate Holton FRANKFURT (Reuters) - England, roared on by tens of thousands of fans, eked out a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Paraguay on Saturday as the World Cup hit full stride under a sweltering sun. Sweden was less lucky against a tireless Trinidad & Tobago team making their World Cup debut. The Caribbean islanders played nearly the entire second half with 10 men, but held on tenaciously for a scoreless draw. The tight second-day matches contrasted sharply with Germany's...


Latest Paraguay Reference Libraries

Ash-throated Crake, Porzana albicollis
2012-04-02 15:22:04

The Ash-throated Crake, (Porzana albicollis), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. The Ash-throated Crake is a small bird with a short bill. It has black and olive brown streaks on the back. The tail is black and the underparts are slate gray. The...

Black-headed Duck
2012-03-22 22:46:19

The Black-headed Duck, (Heteronetta atricapilla), is a species of stiff-tailed duck from the subfamily Oxyurinae and the family Anatidae. It is the only member of its genus Heteronetta. Its habitat is swamps, lakes and marshes in Northern Chile, Paraguay, and Northern Argentina. This species is not considered threatened by the IUCN. The Black-headed Duck is the most primitive member of its subfamily, and lacks the stiff tail and swollen bill seen in its relatives. Though resembling a...

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2009-04-07 14:57:16

The Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), also known as the Green-billed Toucan, is a species of bird found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far northeastern Argentina. It is a fairly common species and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN. This bird is one of the smallest species of Ramphastos toucans, weighing only 12.33 ounces. It also has one of the shortest beaks of the Ramphastos toucans (4 inches). The Red-breasted Toucan gets its name from the...

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2008-07-25 15:17:10

The Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii), is a hylid frog belonging to the subfamily of South and Central American leaf frogs, Phyllomedusinae. It inhabits the dry prairie (Chaco) of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. This subfamily contains about 50 species of frogs. These frogs are about 2 to 3 inches in length. Females are about 25% larger than males. They do not hop, but they walk. Also they are very calm, careful creatures. During the day, they bask in the sun, and...

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2008-05-02 14:08:29

The Ruby-crowned Tanager (Tachyphonus coronatus), is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist mountain terrain, and heavily degraded former forest. Photo Copyright and Credit

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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