ABC Color

ABC Color is a major Paraguayan newspaper with offices in the city of Asunción.

The editorial that publishes the newspaper (Azeta) was founded August 8, 1967. It is one of the most widely read daily newspapers in Paraguay. The director of the editorial is Aldo Zuccolillo, the founder of the newspaper. In its formative years, ABC Color supported Stroessner's autocratic regime. During the founding event of the newspaper, Zuccolillo declared this is "a great newspaper serving a great government".

However, in the late 1970s and during the 1980s, ABC Color took a more critical position, which caused the forced suspension of the newspaper from 1984 until the end of Stroessner's dictatorship, in 1989.

ABC Color
Un diario joven con fe en la Patria ("A young newspaper with faith in the Fatherland")
El diario de mayor circulación de la República ("The newspaper with the largest circulation in the Republic")
El diario completo ("The complete newspaper")
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Façade of the ABC Color headquarters
TypeDaily morning newspaper
Founded8 August 8, 1967
HeadquartersAsunción, Paraguay

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2017 Paraguayan Primera División season

The 2017 División Profesional season (officially the 2017 Copa TIGO-Visión Banco for sponsorship reasons) was the 83rd season of top-flight professional football in Paraguay.

2017 Paraguayan crisis

On 31 March 2017, a series of protests began in Paraguay, during which demonstrators set fire to the Congress building. The demonstrations occurred in response to a constitutional amendment that would permit President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election, a move described by the opposition as "a coup". One protester was killed in Paraguay's capital, Asunción, after being hit by a shotgun blast by police. Several protesters, politicians and journalists, as well as police, were reported injured, including one lower-house deputy who had to undergo surgery after being injured by rubber bullets. On 17 April, President Cartes announced that he was resigning from any possible candidacy for a second presidential term. On 26 April, the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay rejected the proposed constitutional amendment for presidential re-election.

2018 Paraguayan Primera División season

The 2018 División Profesional season (officially the Copa de Primera TIGO-Visión Banco 2018 for sponsorship reasons) was the 84th season of top-flight professional football in Paraguay. The season began on 2 February and ended on 8 December. Cerro Porteño were the defending champions.

In the Torneo Apertura, Olimpia won their forty-first league title with two matches to spare following a 2–1 win over Libertad on 30 May. Olimpia also clinched their forty-second league title in the Torneo Clausura with two matches to spare after beating Guaraní 4–1 on 28 November.

2019 Paraguayan Primera División season

The 2019 División Profesional season (officially the Copa de Primera TIGO-Visión Banco 2019 for sponsorship reasons) is the 85th season of top-flight professional football in Paraguay. The season began on 22 January and is scheduled to end on 8 December. The fixtures for the season were announced on 13 December 2018. Olimpia are the defending champions after winning both tournaments of the 2018 season.

Atlántida Sport Club

Atlántida Sport Club is a Paraguayan football (soccer) club from the neighbourhood of Barrio Obrero, in Asunción. The club was founded in Dec 23, 1906 and plays in the Third Division. Their home games are played at the Estadio Flaviano Díaz.

The club has been playing in the lower divisions of the Paraguayan league for several decades and their most notable achievements are the three second-place finishes they achieved when they were playing in the first division.

Berta Rojas

Berta Rojas (born 23 September 1966) is a Paraguayan classical guitarist. In 2012 she was nominated for Best Instrumental Album in the Latin Grammys for her album "Día y Medio (A Day and a Half)" which she recorded with Paquito D’Rivera. For her album "Salsa Roja (Red Sauce)", She was nominated at the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards, in the category of Best Classical Album. She got her 3rd nomination on 16th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, for her album "History of Tango", which she recorded with the iconic Camerata Bariloche, for Best Tango Album.

Club Libertad

Club Libertad is a football club based in Asunción, Paraguay. It was founded in 1905 and plays in the Paraguayan Primera División.

Cándido Figueredo Ruíz

Cándido Figueredo Ruíz, an award-winning journalist for ABC Color from Pedro Juan Caballero, Amambay Department, Paraguay, has received multiple threats against his life for his work in exposing organized crime, drug smuggling across the Brazilian border, and corruption in Paraguay.

Fabián Balbuena

Fabián Cornelio Balbuena González (born 23 August 1991) is a Paraguayan international footballer who plays as a centre back for English Premier League club West Ham United.

Fernando Lugo

Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnando aɾˈmindo ˈluɣo ˈmendes]; born 30 May 1951) is a Paraguayan politician who was President of Paraguay from 2008 to 2012. Previously he was a Roman Catholic priest and bishop, serving as Bishop of the Diocese of San Pedro from 1994 to 2005. He was elected as president in 2008, an election that ended 61 years of rule by the Colorado Party.

In 2012, he was removed from office through an impeachment process that neighboring countries deemed a coup d'état. He was elected to the Senate of Paraguay in the 2013 general elections.

Football in Paraguay

Football is by far the most popular sport in Paraguay to the point that it is part of the nation's culture.

Horacio Cartes

Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara OSC (born 5 July 1956) is a Paraguayan businessman and politician. He was the president of Paraguay from 2013 to 2018. He is a member of the Colorado Party.Cartes owns about two dozen businesses in his Grupo Cartes conglomerate including tobacco, soft drinks, meat production, and banking. He was president of Club Libertad football club from 2001 until 2012, and had been the president of the national team department of the Paraguayan Football Association during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Japan–Paraguay relations

Japan–Paraguay relations (Japanese: 日本とパラグアイの関係, Spanish: Relaciones entre Japón y Paraguay) are foreign relations between Japan and Paraguay. With the signing of the bilateral Trade Agreement between both of them, the two countries established diplomatic relations on November 17, 1919. Japan has an embassy in Asunción. Paraguay has an embassy in Tokyo.The bilateral relations were suspended during World War II; in other words, Paraguay broke diplomatic relations with Japan, Germany and Italy on January 28, 1942, and then finally, Paraguay declared war on Japan and Germany on February 7, 1945.On September 8, 1951, the definitive Treaty of Peace with Japan was signed in San Francisco by Japan, Paraguay, the United States and other 46 allied nations except communist states. By virtue of the ratification of the treaty on November 28, 1951 in Japan and on January 15, 1953 in Paraguay, their bilateral relations were restored.

There are around 7,000 Paraguayans who are of Japanese descent, whose ancestors came to Paraguay between 1936 and 1959.

Both countries are full members of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

Jorge Moreira

Jorge Luis Moreira Ferreira (born 1 February 1990) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a right back for Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers on loan from Argentine River Plate.

Media of Paraguay

The media of Paraguay includes radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. As in many South American countries, radio is an important disseminator of information in Paraguay. More than 70 commercial and community radio stations broadcast daily across the nation. Paraguay also has four television stations and, as of 2004, about 750,000 households with televisions. The country has six major daily newspapers: 1870 Digital, ABC Color, Diario Noticias, Última Hora, La Nación, and Diario Popular. The newspapers have a combined circulation of about 150,000 copies daily.

Nicanor Duarte

Óscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos (born 11 October 1956) is a Paraguayan politician who served as President of Paraguay from 2003 to 2008. He currently holds the title of Senator for life.

Paraguayan Footballer of the Year

The Paraguayan Footballer of the Year is an award given to the best Paraguayan professional football player every year. The award began officially in 1997 and it is presented by Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color. Players that participate in this award can play in any professional football club in the world (although they do not necessarily have to be Paraguayan football clubs) and have to be either Paraguayan-born or Paraguayan-naturalised players.

A second award, voted by the public, was established in 2004. Justo Villar was the inaugural winner.

Paraguayan Metropolitan Basketball League

The Paraguayan Metropolitan Basketball League is the most important basketball league from Paraguay. As of 2015, 12 teams are participating in the league. The yearly winners of this league are considered the Paraguayan basketball champions, although only teams from Asunción compete (teams from other departments compete in the National League). Because of this, the champion gets the right to play in the South American Club Championship.

Recycled Orchestra of Cateura

The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura (Spanish: Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura), also known as the Recycled Orchestra, is an orchestra composed of children from Asunción, Paraguay who play musical instruments made from scrap materials collected from Asunción's Cateura landfill. Formed in 2012, the orchestra has performed internationally with Stevie Wonder and the American heavy-metal bands Metallica and Megadeth.

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