Monday, September 16th 2013 - 01:19 UTC

Cartes on a two-day visit to Pacific Alliance member Chile to promote trade and investments

The Paraguayan president will hold talks with Piñera and at the end of the month with Dilma Rousseff

Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes begins on Monday a two-day visit to Chile where he is scheduled to meet his peer Sebastián Piñera and hold a round of talks with business people inviting them to invest in Paraguay. At the end of the month Cartes will be flying to Brasilia to meet President Dilma Rousseff.

Sunday, September 15th 2013 - 20:22 UTC

Brazil forecasted to become the leading country in soybean production

USDA forecasts a Brazilian production of 88 million tons

Brazil is to top the world soybean production league for the first time, thanks to the incentive to farmers provided from resilient prices and a weak Real, overtaking the US, whose hopes have been dented by drought.

Thursday, September 12th 2013 - 01:49 UTC

Argentina thanks Paraguay for granting General Peron asylum in 1955

Timerman and Loizaga at the ceremony in the consulate

The government of President Cristina Fernandez thanked Paraguay for granting political asylum to Juan Domingo Peron, three times elected president of Argentina, at their embassy in Buenos Aires, when he was ousted by a military coup in September 1955

Thursday, September 12th 2013 - 01:14 UTC

Latam trade and growth reflects the weak global economy says Eclac

Paraguay and Uruguay with the largest increases in export values largely because of considerable growth in soybean and meat sales

The foreign trade performance of Latin America and the Caribbean reflects the weak global economy. Regional export values are expected to grow by just 1.5% in 2013 (3% in volumes and -1.5% in prices) - which is similar to the 1.4% growth observed in 2012.

Tuesday, September 10th 2013 - 02:04 UTC

Special Mercosur parliament committee to help decide on Paraguay/Venezuela controversy

“The idea is to find a solution favourable to Paraguay in Mercosur”, said Alfonso Gonzalez Nuñez

Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, resumed activities on Monday and the first thing it agreed on was to name a committee to help find a way out to the controversy between Paraguay and Venezuela. Although Venezuela holds the rotating chair of Mercosur, Paraguay refuses to acknowledge even its status as full member of the regional group.

Tuesday, September 10th 2013 - 00:37 UTC

Paraguayan president Cartes visits Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires

The Argentine and Paraguayan (L) presidents during inauguration on 15 August

Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes is expected in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, following an invitation from his Argentine peer Cristina Fernandez, which will be his first overseas bilateral trip since taking office 15 August.

Sunday, September 8th 2013 - 00:29 UTC

Paraguay insists it does recognize Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur

An instruction on the issue was sent to all government offices and legations said Minister Loizaga

Paraguay as full member and in full exercise of that condition does not recognize Venezuela as president or full member of the group, according to a communiqué sent to all of Paraguay’s ministries and overseas representations.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013 - 01:37 UTC

Paraguay insists in reviewing all decisions adopted by Mercosur during its 14-month suspension

Minister Loizaga, Venezuelan relations and Mercosur run on different tracks

Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga said Paraguay will hold before Mercosur the same position it sustained at the Unasur summit in Suriname requesting that all decisions adopted during the last year and two months in which the country was suspended, are formally analyzed.

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 00:29 UTC

Paraguay and Venezuela resume political dialogue at Unasur summit

Cartes and Maduro after their meeting sponsored by Brazil

Paraguay and Venezuela presidents Horacio Cartes and Nicolas Maduro met on Friday for over half an hour following the mediation of Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff during the Unasur summit taking place in Paramaribo, Suriname. The meeting was made official by the Paraguayan presidency office and twits from the Planalto Palace, seat of the Brazilian executive.

Thursday, August 29th 2013 - 02:20 UTC

Freezing frosts kill 4.000 cattle in landlocked Paraguay

Most deaths were reported in the south of the country

Freezing cold temperature from heavy frosts are estimated to have killed at least 4.000 head of cattle in landlocked Paraguay, according to the primary reports from the country’s National Animal Quality and Health service, Senasa.


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