Tag: Federico Franco

Federico Franco
Sunday, August 11th 2013 - 04:36 UTC

Unasur lifts suspension pending on Paraguay effective 15 August

President elect Horacio Cartes will be inaugurated on 15 August

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur, decided late Friday to lift the suspension pending on Paraguay, which will become effective next 15 August when president-elect Horacio Cartes takes office.

Friday, August 2nd 2013 - 04:10 UTC

Paraguay advancing on trade agreement with Mexico, previous to requesting Pacific Alliance membership

President Franco prepared to sign the trade agreement before August 15

Paraguay and Mexico have made significant advances in reaching a trade agreement in the framework of the Latinamerican Integration Association, ALADI, according to Paraguayan diplomatic sources.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 06:23 UTC

Paraguay president Franco congratulates Mujica on his knowledge of geography

“Yes, in effect Paraguay is a Mediterranean country and has no sea outlet”, said Franco

Paraguayan president Federico Franco replied to his Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica ironic remarks saying that ‘evidently he’s good at geography; I guess he passed with the highest grades’ since he is aware that Paraguay is a landlocked ‘Mediterranean’ country.

Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 07:25 UTC

Paraguay greets Insulza and thanks OAS support during June 2012 political events

Insulza meets with President Franco to present the report on the drugs problem

The Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, met with Paraguayan president Federico Franco at the start of his two-day official visit to Asunción.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 - 08:06 UTC

Argentina refuses to inform Paraguay on a nuclear reactor it is planning along the border

Cristina Fernandez refuses information arguing it does not recognize the government of President Franco

The administration of President Cristina Fernandez rejected a request from Paraguay on the nuclear plant, and area of influence, Argentina plans to build in the neighbouring province of Formosa. The situation was exposed by Paraguayan lawmaker Olga Ferreira de Lopez who called the Argentine president a ‘perverse woman’.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013 - 20:52 UTC

Mercosur suspension was rather beneficial for Paraguay, reveals President Franco

Franco who took office a year ago is proud of the achievements of his administration

Mercosur partners’ sanctions on Paraguay rather benefited than hindered the country, said President Federico Franco during a press conference in which he underlined the country had become more reliable and this was supported by a three fold increase in foreign investments.

Wednesday, May 15th 2013 - 21:59 UTC

Paraguay on Independence Day blasts Argentina and Brazil over “power resource exploitation”

President Franco argues that Paraguay has long cancelled the debts for the construction of the two dams

President Federico Franco said Paraguay has long cancelled its debts for the construction of two huge shared hydroelectric dams with its powerful neighbours and demanded Argentina pay for the surplus energy it receives and compensation for flooding Paraguayan territory.

Friday, May 10th 2013 - 07:35 UTC

Paraguay discussing inviting Maduro to the inauguration of president-elect Cartes

President-elect Cartes takes office next 15 August

Paraguayan president elect Horacio Cartes transition team said that Venezuela should be present at the inauguration ceremony of the new head of state scheduled for 15 August, despite the ‘current circumstances’ of bilateral relations.

Monday, May 6th 2013 - 07:36 UTC

Paraguay supports Mexican candidate for WTO; ignores Brazilian hopeful

Fernandez Estigarribia said Paraguay wants to become an observer of the Pacific Alliance

Paraguay made public in Geneva its support for Mexico’s candidate Herminio Blanco as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization. The other hopeful who reached the final round is from Brazil, Roberto Azevedo. On Tuesday it should be known who will succeed the current head Pascal Lamy as of next September.

Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 06:47 UTC

Venezuela’s Maduro talks to Cartes and calls for re-establishment of relations

Maduro was actively involved in June 2012 events, according to Paraguayan authorities

In a surprise move Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro talked on Tuesday to Paraguay’s president-elect Horacio Cartes to congratulate him on Sunday’s election and express interest in retaking the “rhythm of bilateral relations”, which were interrupted when the removal of Fernando Lugo.

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