Paraguay

Paraguay
Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:49 UTC

British company spuds exploratory well in Paraguay's Chaco

Jacarandá expects drilling to target a depth of 4.200 meters

London AIM listed President Energy PLC, has spudded what it calls the first deep exploration well in the Paraguayan part of the Chaco basin in almost 30 years.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Flooding in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, with record rainfall and rivers' swelling

In the capital Asunción an estimated 150.000 people had to be evacuated

Floods have killed nine people and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes while swelling rivers to record levels in southern Brazil and neighboring Paraguay and Argentina, authorities said Tuesday.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 23:22 UTC

Iguazu falls Devil's Gorge closed to the public because of rising waters

The Devil's Gorge is the main attraction of the Iguazu falls

The Iguazu National Park in Argentina has taken precaution measures and closed access to the Devil's Gorge of the world famous Iguazú falls because of an imminent rise in water levels after the Itaipu and Yacireta dams announced they will be forced to increase the outflow.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 10:31 UTC

All is ready for the OAS General Assembly in Paraguay, June 3 to 5

Permanent Representative of Paraguay, Elisa Ruiz Díaz with OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the submission of several draft resolutions to the General Assembly of the institution, which will take place from June 3 to 5 in Asunción, Paraguay.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 07:31 UTC

Venezuelan situation impedes Mercosur summit to take place in Caracas, says Almargo

Almagro stated that Venezuela has other priorities such as the peace dialogue and the social situation

Uruguay Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro said that the political situation in Venezuela makes it quite improbable that the three-times postponed and since delayed Mercosur summit can effectively take place in Caracas sometime in the next two months.

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.

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