Tag: Paraguay

Paraguay
Monday, March 31st 2014 - 11:50 UTC

Nobel 1936 Peace Prize medal, originally extended to an Argentine, auctioned at 1.1 million

Carlos Saavedra Lamas was instrumental in ending the Chaco war between Paraguay and Bolivia.

A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize medal, only the second such medal to be sold at auction, has fetched 1.1 million dollars in a sale to a private Asian collector, auctioneers Stack's Bowers said on Friday.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:46 UTC

Strike paralyzes Paraguay in demand for pay rises and against privatizations

 Union leader Aldo Snead was satisfied with the extent of the strike

Public life in Paraguay was largely paralyzed on Wednesday by a nationwide strike in demand of higher salaries and against the privatization plans of President Horacio Cartes. Peasants also joined the stoppage and marched on the capital Asunción protesting against the soy-agri-business which is leaving them landless.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 06:09 UTC

US and Paraguay to collaborate in combating organized crime

President Cartes and Roberta Jacobson

United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson said Washington is considering increasing cooperation with Paraguay in combating trans-national crime, particularly Brazilian organizations involved in durgs and arms trafficking.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - 20:33 UTC

Brazil farmers want a Mercosur/EU trade agreement even leaving Argentina out

“We hope we will convince them, but maybe they will join at a later stage”, said Katia Abreu

Brazil would like free-trade talks between the European Union and Mercosur to include Argentina, but would be prepared to proceed without its regional ally if an understanding can't be reached on March 7, according to the head of Brazil's farming confederation.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Paraguay will chair Mercosur in the next six months, says Dilma Rousseff

The Brazilian president made the announcement in Brussels during the EU/Brazil summit

Paraguay will hold the following rotating chair of Mercosur, (if the group's summit to be hosted by Venezuela and which has been delayed on several occasions really takes place). The announcement was made by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff during her visit on Monday to Brussels for the Brazil/EU summit, who underlined that Brazil supports dialogue as the way out to the current situation in Venezuela.

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Venezuelan situation could delay the Mercosur summit scheduled for March

Loizaga said that Mercosur members are in permanent contact

The Mercosur summit is still scheduled for March but given the current situation in Venezuela, host of the event, “there could be another delay” admitted Paraguay's Foreign minister Eladio Loizaga, who added that there are permanent contacts between members countries to try and avoid another scenario.

Friday, February 14th 2014 - 21:36 UTC

Mercosur summit could take place in March, say Paraguay/Venezuela ministers

Loizaga and his Venezuelan counterpart Jaua in Caracas

The much delayed Mercosur summit, originally scheduled for last December could take place in March, according to Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga who this week visited his Venezuelan peer Elías Jaua. Venezuela currently holds the Mercosur rotating chair and will be hosting the event when (and if) it finally takes place.

Tuesday, February 11th 2014 - 08:38 UTC

Paraguay and Venezuela to discuss Mercosur summit delays and oil

Loizaga will be travelling to meet his Venezuelan peer Jaua

Mercosur summit delays and oil are two of the main issues the Paraguayan foreign minister Eladio Loizaga will address with his Venezuelan peer Elias Jaua, when he travels on Thursday to Caracas. Formally the event is a diplomatic reciprocity for Jaua's visit to Paraguay last 9 October, when the two countries re-established full relations.

Tuesday, February 11th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Paraguay concerned with Argentine plans to move nuclear facilities to border area

 Loizaga says Argentina has not provided any information on the plans

Paraguay has instructed its ambassador in Buenos Aires to collect information on Argentina's plans to set up an uranium processing plant in the northern province of Formosa, neighboring with the land-locked country.

Monday, February 3rd 2014 - 19:34 UTC

Mercosur still waiting to agree on a date for the much delayed summit

 Minister Loizaga hopes the summit will take place 'very soon'

Mercosur through its pro-tempore presidency under Venezuela is involved in a round of contacts to agree on the group's much delayed XLVI summit which has been postponed because of problems with 'presidents' agenda', revealed Paraguayan foreign minister Eladio Loizaga.

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