Horacio Cartes won a comfortable victory in last weekend's election, putting the long-ruling Colorado Party back in power. But this time it may be a new brand of personality politics.
Lilian Soto is a longshot to win Sunday's election, but she may have already changed the last South American country to have female voting rights.
Don't cry for her, Moria Casán...or the $85,000 diamond and sapphire set
President Fernando Lugo has recognized his second child from his days as a supposedly celibate Catholic man of the cloth. Other paternity suits from various women are outstanding. Some estimates of the number of offspring might make a rock star blush.
When it comes to public perceptions, Latin America still trails other regions. But there are changes afoot. In its annual Country Brand ranking, U.S. firm FutureBrand found Brazils reputation soaring. Thats not the case for Paraguay, a booming but easily overlooked neighbor.
Paraguay was infamous as a favorite hiding destination of Nazi fugitives after World War II. But the links to Nazism actually go much farther back -- and live on: Hotel Del Lago, which was frequented by severable notable Nazi supporters before the war, is still a prime tourist spot.