Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 05:22 UTC

US for third year running main wheat supplier for Brazil displacing Argentina

Argentina is expected to have a surface reduction of 10%. Uruguay, a drop of nearly 17%; Paraguay 10% and Brazil anywhere from 10% to 20%.

For a third year in a row the United States will be the top wheat supplier for Brazil, displacing Argentina from its historic position, according to the latest release from Brazilian consultancy Trigo & Farinhas. This piece of information is significant given the world prices for grains and wheat planting prospects in South America.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 10:01 UTC

Mercosur prepared to consider the possibility of a 'two-speed' system with EU

 “Some Mercosur members might be ready to begin negotiations with the EU, while the rest can join in time”, said Loizaga

Paraguay's foreign affairs minister Eladio Loizaga admitted in Madrid that Mercosur could consider the possibility of a “two-speed” system in trade and cooperation negotiations with the European Union. The minister was the main speaker at the event organized by Casa de America and the Spanish government news agency EFE.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 22:48 UTC

Uruguay insists Mercosur must achieve “a free trade zone which effectively works”

“To have Mercosur members 'sincere themselves', means complying with free movement of goods, services and production factors”, said Nin Novoa

Uruguay again complained about the current stalled situation of Mercosur and called for members to 'sincere' themselves regarding the compliance of the original 1991 founding charter, and hopefully “we can at least reach the first stage of the chronogram: a free trade zone which effectively works and has not to bear the brunt of hurdles”.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 22:48 UTC

Paraguay and Uruguay ministers to discuss recovering paralyzed Mercosur

Loizaga will be receiving Nin Novoa on Tuesday to address the current situation of Mercosur and consider options to get the group back on its tracks

Following on the lead of Uruguay's new government, Paraguay has also demanded Mercosur returns to its roots and original objective with free circulation of goods and no obstructions of any kind or impediments such as tariff barriers. The five countries group has been paralyzed and negotiations for an encompassing cooperation and trade agreement with the European Union remain stalled.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 07:45 UTC

Mercosur footwear manufacturers want to stop the 'flood' of Asian shoe imports

“There's no way the import figures are compatible with an annual consumption of one pair of shoes in Paraguay, given the levels of poverty”, said Ramirez (Pic ABC)

Paraguay with a population of six million imports annually 25 million pairs of shoes, something considered 'incredible' and totally out of proportion with the economic situation and poverty levels of the country, claimed Mercosur members' footwear chambers and related industries.

Friday, March 13th 2015 - 11:38 UTC

Uruguay looks to Paraguay in support of a more open and dynamic Mercosur

Uruguayan ambassador Perazza met with Paraguay's deputy foreign minister Rigoberto Gauto to discuss Mercosur and integration

Fresh from an incident with Venezuela which delayed and displaced a Unasur meeting, the Uruguayan government is looking for closer relations with the conservative administration of Paraguay, putting the emphasis on regional integration but also in making Mercosur a more open and dynamic trade and cooperation block.

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Journalism, a dangerous profession in northern Paraguay

Gerardo Servian worked for a radio station in the neighboring Brazilian city of Ponta Pora when he was shot nine times on a street by unidentified gunmen

A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said on Friday. Gerardo Servian worked for a local radio station near the city of Pedro Juan Caballero.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 19:30 UTC

“EU tired of waiting” for Mercosur to sign a trade agreement; Paraguay a trusted partner

The delegation of MEPs with president Cartes in Asuncion

The European Union is tired of waiting for Mercosur to sign a free trade agreement, according to a delegation of Euro members of Parliament visiting Paraguay, a country which they consider a trusted 'ally' in trying to establish closer links with Europe.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Paraguay with record 2014 beef exports, but faces Russian situation next year

“It's a historic record, we could never imagine these numbers only a couple of years ago” said Idoyaga, head of Senacsa

Paraguay twelve-month accumulated meat and meat products exports (mostly beef) reached 1.6bn dollars according to primary information said the head of the country's National quality and health animal services, Senacasa, Hugo Idoyaga, which represents a 20% increase in value over the 1.3 bn. dollars of 2013.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 05:18 UTC

Blackout for Paraguay's hydrocarbons hopes in Chaco drillings

Hydrocarbon flow testing has been hampered by mechanical failures due to poor hole conditions said chairman Peter Levine

President Energy slumped by as much as a third on Monday following an update on testing of the Silurian Santa Rosa and Devonian Icla reservoirs in the Lapacho well in Paraguay's Chaco. A test of Santa Rosa was cut short, although management reckons that it can be commercialized, and a test of Icla recovered only gas and no oil.


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