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Pantanal Wildfires: Blazes have consumed 28% of the world’s largest wetland

South America’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months now. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control. The fires have destroyed unique habitats and wrecked the livelihoods of […]

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Cocaine worth $500 million hidden among a charcoal shipment seized in Paraguay

Paraguay police have seized a record 2.3 tonnes of cocaine hidden among a charcoal shipment destined for Israel. The drugs found have an estimated street value of US$ 500 million. It is the largest drugs seizure police have made in the South American country. The cocaine was found in a container at Terport, a private […]

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Football legend Ronaldinho, brother arrested in Paraguay over fake passport claims

Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother were arrested Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay’s public ministry said, after entering the country on fake passports. “The Attorney General’s office issued a warrant for their arrest, charged the player Ronaldinho with using a public document with false content and requested preventative detention,” the ministry tweeted. Ronaldinho and […]