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Montevideo, March 26th 2017 - 07:22 UTC

Tag: Paraguay

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 13:50 UTC

    Paraguayan guerrillas free abducted teenager after ransom is paid

    Franz, who turned 18 while in captivity, is shown in an EPP video

    A Mennonite teenager, Franz Weiber who was abducted last July by Paraguayan Marxist inspired guerrillas in the north of the country was released on Saturday, safe and sound, after the family and friends collected the equivalent of US$ 25.000 in food to distribute among fourteen Indian communities in the area.

  • Friday, February 17th 2017 - 08:44 UTC

    Matthew Hedges new British Ambassador to Paraguay

    Ambassador Mathew James Hedges will take up his appointment in Asunción in August 2017

    Mr Matthew Hedges has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Paraguay in succession to Dr Jeremy Hobbs, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr. Hedges will take up his appointment in August 2017.

  • Thursday, February 16th 2017 - 10:43 UTC

    Thirty tons of Venezuelan currency are seized in Paraguay; smuggled from Brazil

    Paraguayan officials said they are trying to determine whether the money was brought into the country legally. (pic EFE)

    Central Bank employees will count about 30 tons of Venezuelan currency seized in a private house in Paraguay, while officials try to figure out why the vast quantity of 50- and 100-bolivar bills was brought into the country. The cash was discovered in Salto del Guaira, a city about 370 kilometers northeast of the capital of Asuncion, on the border with Brazil in a region known for the contraband trade.

  • Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 10:52 UTC

    Paraguay foresees possible economic growth above expectations

    Paraguay's Central Bank CEO Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos optimistic about GDP increase

    Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) CEO Carlos Fernández Valdovinos spoke of the possibility of closing this year with a growth of more than 4% of gross domestic product (GDP). Announcement due on December 5.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 11:25 UTC

    Storms cause damage and power outages in several parts of Paraguay - orange alert still on in Uruguay

    Storm causes power cuts in Paraguay

    Various locations within the country, Central, Asunción and the metropolitan area have been area without power for several hours, even in places that were not hit directly by the adverse weather. But service had to be interruped nonetheless as several destructions were reported.

  • Wednesday, October 12th 2016 - 10:49 UTC

    UK official praises Mercosur new trade and integration focus

    “Our impression is that Mercosur is coming out of a difficult moment, it has been through a complicated period in recent years”, said FCO official Nigel Baker

    Mercosur has “lost focus” because of years of political and ideological discussions instead of concentrating in trade integration, commented Nigel Baker, deputy head of the Foreign Office South America's department during a two day visit to Paraguay. The ex ambassador in the Vatican also anticipated that Brexit, UK leaving the European Union will help strengthen overall relations with Paraguay, one of Mercosur four founding members.

  • Saturday, August 27th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

    Mercosur founding members confident of a solution to the Venezuela situation

    Gauto said a meeting was scheduled and “the sooner the better”. Next October Mercosur and EU are scheduled to hold a new round of talks on a trade agreement.

    The foreign ministers of Mercosur founding members will adopt a common position regarding the current disarray of the group following on Venezuela's unilateral attitudes said Paraguayan economic affairs and integration deputy minister Rigoberto Gauto.

  • Friday, August 19th 2016 - 10:11 UTC

    Argentina points to Uruguay for causing a “vacuum” in Mercosur and the current situation

     “Uruguay's unilateral decision to end its Mercosur pro tempore presidency has created a limbo, a vacuum” said minister Susana Malcorra

    Argentina considers that Uruguay created a “vacuum” in Mercosur when it unilaterally adopted the decision to devolve the block's presidency, and creating an unprecedented situation. Since then Mercosur has been involved in a serious controversy over the transfer of the presidency to Venezuela, which has strongly discredited the South American block.

  • Monday, August 15th 2016 - 12:21 UTC

    Mercosur Montevideo 23 August meeting to decide sanctions on Venezuela

    Paraguay's deputy minister Gauto has said Venezuela has not complied with 200 rules, regulations and protocols it should have completed on 12 August deadline

    The coordinators of Mercosur founding members will decide next 23 August at a meeting in Montevideo on the legal measures to be applied on Venezuela, which self proclaimed itself the presidency of the group and is also questioned for not complying with the rules and regulations to be incorporated to the group. In that case Venezuela could lose its full member status.

  • Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 05:24 UTC

    Venezuela as Mercosur full member faces deadline: Friday 12 August

     “We´re waiting to see what happens this Friday, deadline for Venezuela to show it has complied with conditions to enjoy full membership of Mercosur”, said Loizaga

    Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are waiting for a report on Venezuela´s compliance with the accords agreed in 2012, which has to delivered next Friday 12 August, and could lead the group of three counties deciding the suspension of Caracas as full member of Mercosur. A week and a half later, 23 August, representatives of these countries will be meeting to address the issue.