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Stories for August 28th 2016

  • Sunday, August 28th 2016 - 03:59 UTC

    Eight Paraguayan soldiers executed by rural guerrillas following an attack on a patrol

    The truck which was attacked with explosives planted in a rural country road

    Eight Paraguayan soldiers died on Saturday in a rural roadside explosion, followed by execution of survivors, 500 kilometers north of the capital Asunción, the government said, blaming it on a criminal group which identifies itself as the EPP, acronym for Paraguayan People's Army.

  • Sunday, August 28th 2016 - 03:56 UTC

    Rousseff takes the stand on Monday, following the round of defense witnesses

    Tension is building ahead of Monday when Rousseff, from the leftist Workers' Party, will take the stand for the first time and face her accusers.

    Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's former economy minister testified Saturday that Rousseff did not break any laws justifying impeachment, as her trial closed in on next week's climax. Rousseff is accused of taking illegal state loans to help bridge budget shortfalls and mask the true state of the economy during her 2014 reelection campaign. The president argues the charges are trumped up and amount to a rightwing coup.