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“If they buy two dozen, I’ll sing them a song in Guarani,” Ambassador James Cason told the Associated Press.

Mr. Cason, 63, learned the difficult language of the indigenous Guarani people and recorded an album in the language that sold 2,000 copies. After enduring ridicule from a left-wing member of the Paraguayan legislature who complained about his singing voice, Mr. Cason received strong support from many ordinary Paraguayan people. His CD — titled “Campo Jurado,” or “Field of Promises” — was widely played on local radio stations.

Mr. Cason was replaced by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde, who presented her credentials Monday to President Duarte Frutos.

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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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