October 29, 2015 - 21:06 AMT
Paraguay's Senate recognizes Armenian Genocide

Paraguay's Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide, Yerkir Media reports citing the Armenian National Committee of South America.

The resolution reads: "The Chamber of Senators of Paraguay recognizes the Genocide perpetrated against the Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as a crime against humanity."

This year, there was a new wave of recognitions from various congresses and international bodies in South America: the province of Misiones, Argentina, the Latin American Parliament, the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Federal Senate of Brazil, the Chamber of Deputies of Chile and also the Argentine Pope Francis.

Other South American states, including Bolivia, Venezuela, Uruguay and other countries, regions and cities have recognized the Armenian Genocide.