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Paraguay's surprisingly powerful voice in climate negotiations

June 19, 2015

When Paraguay joined ranks with a group of fellow Latin American countries at the United Nations climate talks this month, the media scarcely noticed. After all, its coverage of the UN’s ongoing negotiations to deal with global warming tend to focus on more “dramatic” developments—spats between major powers and the glacial pace of negotiations.

It’s hard to blame them. With few official negotiating days left before this year’s major UN climate conference in Paris, the odds that a meaningful agreement will be reached before the December deadline—let alone one with enough teeth to...

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