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Laurys Dyva, “Una Mujer Sin Filtro”

Laurys Dyva, the exquisite Paraguayan model is a sensation in social networks. In her Instagram @laurysdyva has more than 136,000 followers, who appreciate her sensual poses. A post shared by Laurys Dyva (@laurysdyva) on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:50pm PST //www.instagram.com/embed.js   See more of Laurys at Volemo.

Latin American elections mean volatility for emerging markets investors

Latin America has election fever. El Salvador held parliamentary and mayoral votes in March, Costa Rica elected a new president in April and Paraguay held general elections two weeks ago. Venezuelans go to the polls in two weeks’ time, Colombians a week later, and...

Costa Rican Ex-President Leads OAS Election Observers in Paraguay

ASUNCION – Former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla began on Tuesday her activities as head of the Organization of American States (OAS) mission that will observe Paraguay’s April 22 elections. During an event at Paraguay’s TSJE electoral court, Chinchilla and the president of the TSJE,...

Make Latin America Great Again!

By Colin - I first visited Latin America in 2007 and moved here in 2008. I think it’s great. But not everybody thinks so. They might think Mexico or Brazil are great, or Peru or Argentina. But nobody thinks Uruguay is great. Nobody thinks Ecuador...

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in 2018. Some 350 million voters are due to head to the polls in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay to elect new presidents –...

Costa Rica’s Fight Against Money Laundering

The Financial Action Task Force on Latin America highlighted Costa Rica's progress achieved in the area of ​​financial sanctions, transparency and final beneficiary of legal societies. From a statement issued by Casa Presidencial: The Technical Working Group on Mutual Evaluations of the Latin American Financial Action...

A bank heist in Paraguay’s ‘wild, wild west’ reveals the dark underbelly of free trade

(Q24N) It was as brazen as it was spectacular: on April 24 2017, a commando team of bank robbers assaulted a private security company in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, making off with US$11 million dollars. Some dozen operatives, whom police believe were working for...

Paraguay’s population is booming, but where are all the jobs?

(Q24N) In recent weeks, Paraguay has been shaken by a fierce parliamentary debate about a bill – recently killed off in the House of Representatives – that would have allowed presidents to be re-elected. And although photographs of the Congress building in flames and...

Peru Seizes US$30 Million in Counterfeit Dollars, Biggest Ever

Q24N NEWS - A recent operation by police in Peru led to the largest seizure of counterfeit dollars in the country's history, illustrating the sophistication and scale of the counterfeiting industry in the Andean nation infamous for its production of fake bills. The Peruvian Interior...

‘Machismo Is Very Strong Here’

(Q24N) At the end of a 20km red dirt track winding through a rainforest in eastern Paraguay, lies a secondary school for girls providing a source of hope in a country that has a notorious reputation when it comes to women’s rights. Paraguay has one...

‘Crime without Punishment’: Brazil’s Massive Contraband Trade

LATIN AMERICA  - An investigation into Brazil's massive contraband trade highlights the scope of the problem and the modus operandi of smuggling networks responsible for economic losses of around $20 billion dollars a year. During a two-month investigation called "Crime without Punishment," Brazilian newspaper Folha...

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