Paraguay

Paraguay
Friday, April 25th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

Paraguay's private sector insists in joining the Pacific Alliance

Eduardo Filippo and German Ruiz, insist that Paraguay and the Alliance members economies are complementary

Paraguay has an economy which is complementary to the Pacific Alliance block and has become a very interesting option to increase trade, argued the country's main business organizations, Paraguay's Industrial Union and the Paraguay Rural Association.

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 10:24 UTC

Despite all, Mercosur is “working normally”, says Paraguayan foreign minister

Loizaga admits that the summit to be hosted by Venezuela is still in the air

Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga said that there is no date for the several times suspended Mercosur summit, but a technical meeting is scheduled for next week in Montevideo when the issue, among others will be addressed. Nevertheless he insisted that the different bodies of Mercosur “are working normally”.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Paraguay moving closer to Pacific Alliance; expects invitation for summit in Mexico

Deputy minister Gonzalez will be travelling to Colombia and Mexico to continue discussions for full membership of the Alliance

A top Paraguayan official will be travelling to Colombia to establish 'closer links' with the Pacific Alliance and advance with the country's full membership request. Paraguay currently with observer status is also waiting for the official invitation to participate in the Pacific Alliance summit scheduled for 22 June in Mexico.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Argentina and Paraguay have Mercosur delayed summit in their bilateral agenda

Timerman and Loizaga are scheduled to meet this Monday

Argentina's Hector Timerman and Paraguay's Eladio Loizaga will be meeting Monday in Asunción to address among other issues the three times delayed Mercosur summit, which should take place in Venezuela, and must be decided before next June when the group's six-month chair again rotates.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:46 UTC

Strike paralyzes Paraguay in demand for pay rises and against privatizations

 Union leader Aldo Snead was satisfied with the extent of the strike

Public life in Paraguay was largely paralyzed on Wednesday by a nationwide strike in demand of higher salaries and against the privatization plans of President Horacio Cartes. Peasants also joined the stoppage and marched on the capital Asunción protesting against the soy-agri-business which is leaving them landless.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 06:09 UTC

US and Paraguay to collaborate in combating organized crime

President Cartes and Roberta Jacobson

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson said Washington is considering increasing cooperation with Paraguay in combating trans-national crime, particularly Brazilian organizations involved in durgs and arms trafficking.

Monday, March 10th 2014 - 20:57 UTC

All South American leaders attending Bachelet's inauguration on Tuesday

The daughter of former president Salvador Allende, will take Michelle Bachelet's oath of inauguration

More than 20 countries confirmed that representatives from their governments will attend the inauguration of Chilean president-elect Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday, Chilean Senate leader Jorge Pizarro announced. Leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Suriname and El Salvador have confirmed their presence.

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Venezuelan situation could delay the Mercosur summit scheduled for March

Loizaga said that Mercosur members are in permanent contact

The Mercosur summit is still scheduled for March but given the current situation in Venezuela, host of the event, “there could be another delay” admitted Paraguay's Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga, who added that there are permanent contacts between members countries to try and avoid another scenario.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014 - 22:38 UTC

Mercosur to meet 7 March to finalize the proposal to be presented to EU

Barbosa said that Argentina's participation in the preparations is 'evolving positively'

In early March Mercosur will have readied its proposal to liberate trade to be presented to the European Union, the basis for a wide-ranging cooperation and trade agreement between the two blocks, announced Rubens Barbosa, head of the Trade Council from the Sao Paulo State Industries Federation, FIESP.

Friday, February 14th 2014 - 21:36 UTC

Mercosur summit could take place in March, say Paraguay/Venezuela ministers

Loizaga and his Venezuelan counterpart Jaua in Caracas

The much delayed Mercosur summit, originally scheduled for last December could take place in March, according to Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga who this week visited his Venezuelan peer Elías Jaua. Venezuela currently holds the Mercosur rotating chair and will be hosting the event when (and if) it finally takes place.

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