Monday, January 31st 2011 - 20:41 UTC

Paraguay supports Colombia’s bid to join Mercosur

Foreign Affairs minister Lacognata: thumbs up for an expanding Mercosur

Colombia’s request to formally join Mercosur will be addressed during the group’s next summit to be held in Paraguay June 24th, revealed Paraguayan Foreign Affairs minister Hector Lacognata.

Sunday, January 30th 2011 - 19:04 UTC

Palestine President Welcomes Paraguay’s Recognition

Paraguayan Foreign Minister, Hector Lacognata

Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas has welcomed Paraguay's recognition of a free and independent Palestinian state in the territories occupied by Israel in 1967.

Monday, January 24th 2011 - 17:22 UTC

Work at Yacyreta Finalises in February

Work at the hydro-electric complex Yacyreta will finalise at the end of next month, when the dam reaches 83 metres above sea level, as stipulated in its original design, executive director of the Bi-national Entity Yacyreta (EBY) Oscar Thomas informed

Monday, December 27th 2010 - 08:28 UTC

Iguazu Falls will complete a record year of visitors

The spectacular falls in the border area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay

Over a million tourists (1.064.731) had visited until Christmas Argentina’s Iguazu Falls national park, a number which should reach 1.2 million when the 2010 calendar year is completed according to Iguazu Argentina that have the park’s concession.

Monday, December 20th 2010 - 16:36 UTC

Paraguayan Senators put a price on Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur

Senator Jose Manuel Bóbeda wants Venezuela to invest heavily in the country’s infrastructure

Paraguayan senators reiterated that given certain conditions and political agreements they are prepared to vote for Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur as full member.

Friday, December 17th 2010 - 23:12 UTC

Paraguayan president confirms Mercosur/EU trade agreement is top of the agenda

Fernando Lugo now holds the Mercosur pro-termpore chair

Conditions are ready to reach in the short term a trade agreement with the European Union, said Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo whose country, and for the next six months, holds the pro tempore chair of the South American block.

Friday, December 17th 2010 - 06:42 UTC

Paraguayan industry calls Lula da Silva an “arrogant hypocrite”

Gustavo Volpe president of the Paraguayan Industrial Union

The Paraguayan Industrial Union, UIP, called Brazilian president Lula da Silva an “arrogant hypocrite” for making promises he never honoured, and attacked President Fernando Lugo for generating ‘overblown fantasy expectations’.

Monday, December 13th 2010 - 23:26 UTC

Paraguay finally says ‘aye’ to Venezuela’s Mercosur full membership

General Lino Oviedo a man of principles but also pragmatic

Venezuela’s incorporation as a full member of Mercosur has been secured following the confirmation of a political agreement in Paraguay, the only of the four-country group that still had a vote pending in congress.

Monday, December 13th 2010 - 22:48 UTC

Argentina lifts trade blockade: Paraguay will attend Mercosur summit

Paraguayan president Lugo will be present at the farewell summit for Lula da Silva

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo will be attending the Mercosur summit this week following on Argentina’s guarantee that the blockade on Paraguayan goods and merchandise imposed by an Argentine maritime union will be lifted, effective Monday.

Saturday, December 11th 2010 - 06:01 UTC

Mercosur summit threatened by Argentine boycott on Paraguayan foreign trade

Guillermo Ehrecke, president of Paraguayan maritime and fluvial agencies

A Mercosur internal conflict involving Argentina and Paraguay which is conditioning the coming presidential summit in Brazil and has again suspended a vote for Venezuela’s final incorporation to the group, seems to have escalated in the last 24 hours.


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