Paraguay is a landlocked country located in South America, bordered by Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. Spanish and Guarani are its official languages.
Paraguay, home to the indigenous Guarani people, fell under Spanish colonial rule in the 16th century. It gained independence in 1811 and was governed by a series of dictatorships during the 20th century until a coup led to its first free elections in 1993. Asuncion is its capital and largest city. This page collates all of DW's content on Paraguay.
Vowing to uproot graft and impunity, the ex-senator has called for a transformation of the country. But some Paraguayans have cast doubt on his ability to lead an anti-corruption campaign given his ties to a dictator.
Violent protests have broken out in Paraguay following a secret Senate vote approving a bill to allow President Horacio Cartes to run for a second term. Presidents are currently limited to a single five-year term.
A court in Paraguay has sentenced 11 farmers to between four and 35 years in prison for the deaths of 17 people during clashes over a land reform four years ago. The case has been condemned by international aid groups.