Tuesday, February 8th 2011 - 01:08 UTC

EU top official says “this is the moment” for a trade agreement with Mercosur

President Lugo with EU commissioner de Gutch

European Union Trade commissioner Karel de Gutch said Monday he strongly believes the EU will reach a trade agreement with Mercosur because “this is the moment” and both sides are committed to conclude negotiations positively.

Saturday, February 5th 2011 - 03:40 UTC

Paraguayan congress puts price to Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation

 Lino Oviedo, former Army chief and presidential hopeful

The Paraguayan political system is willing to consider the incorporation of Venezuela to Mercosur as a full member if there is a “significant gesture or compensation” from the government of President Hugo Chavez, according to congressional sources in Asunción.

Friday, February 4th 2011 - 23:13 UTC

Paraguay recovers full status of free of foot and mouth disease with vaccination

The country has over 12 million head of cattle

Paraguay recovered full status of “country free of foot and mouth disease with vaccination” following the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) decision to lift the “high vigilance zone” over 1.2 million cattle.

Friday, February 4th 2011 - 21:02 UTC

EU top official visits Uruguay/Paraguay to advance trade talks with Mercosur

Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht is expected next week in Paraguay

The European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will travel next week to Paraguay and Uruguay to reinforce bilateral relations and to advance on the ongoing EU/Mercosur negotiations to reach an overall trade and cooperation agreement.

Tuesday, February 1st 2011 - 13:31 UTC

Paraguay scheduled to open a trade office in Hong Kong

President Fernando Lugo cancelled a visit to Asia that included Taiwan

Paraguay the only Mercosur member with no formal diplomatic relations with China-Beijing, --since it only recognizes Taiwan--, is scheduled to open a trade office in Hong Kong (Peoples Republic of China) some time in the next few weeks.

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.


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