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Germany nets record 3.8-tonne cocaine haul.

The shipments in March and April were found in containers from Paraguay while a third load of 788 kilogrammes of cocaine came from Uruguay

- Daily Monitor - UG

Argentina Ratifies Treaty; Tariffs to Be Lifted Soon.

Argentina said Wednesday that it has sent the regional bloc Mercosur its ratification of the group’s 2010 trade agreement with Egypt, and the pact will go into force within a month. The trade deal, which covers food, cars, auto parts and industrial supplies, was signed by Egypt and Mercosur members Argentina, Brazil, ...

- Voice of America - US

Ben Affleck third star to leave 'Triple Frontier'.

LOS ANGELES, July 20 — American actor Ben Affleck has withdrawn from the JC Chandor thriller Triple Frontier a few days before filming was due to begin. An action adventure set in the area bordering Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, Netflix's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The world's largest power plant is a $27 billion 'engineering wonder'.

ReutersLocated on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipú Dam produced 103.09 million megawatt-hours of electricity in 2016 — making the hydroelectric system the world's largest power plant. Ten years after its completion in 1984, the American Society of Civil Engineers named it "one of the seven ...

- Business Insider - US

The Powerful Groups Enabling Sexual Harassment of Paraguayan University Students.

Students who report their professors for sexual harassment face a trinity of impunity in the state, the Catholic Church, and academia.

- Global Voices - US

Brazil to support Paraguay's armoured vehicles.

Brazilian Army personnel are to repair armoured vehicles belonging to the Paraguayan Army, after the personnel inspected the platforms from 26 June to 7 July, according to a 6 July EB statement. The inspection was undertaken by

- Jane’s - US