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Montevideo, March 22nd 2023 - 03:42 UTC


  • Thursday, March 2nd 2023 - 19:24 UTC

    Former Paraguayan President Lugo makes virtual Senate appearance from BA

    Lugo seems okay but has some difficulties speaking

    Former Paraguayan President and current Senator Fernando Lugo Thursday returned to the political arena through a virtual appearance at Asunción's Parliament from Buenos Aires, where he has been recovering from the brain stroke he suffered on Aug. 10, 2022.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Pfizer appoints new country manager for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay

    Ruiz Villamil joined Novartis in mid-2018 and became CEO in June 2021

    Doctor Agustina Ruiz Villamil has been appointed as Pfizer's new Chief Executive Officer for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Nicolá Vaquer, who was the laboratory's chief during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing negotiations for the purchase of vaccines.

  • Thursday, February 16th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    First shipment of Paraguayan pork lands in Taiwan

    Taiwanese consumers pay more than other Asian buyers for Paraguayan pork

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez headed a delegation from the South American country visiting Taiwan to celebrate the arrival of the first pork shipment to that Asian market. Marking the occasion a ceremony was held in Taipei on Wednesday during which attendees could taste the new product as local businessmen pledged to increase imports shortly.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    Paraguay opens embassy in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

    Abdo next travels to Taiwan for high-level meetings

    President Mario Abdo Benítez and Foreign Minister Julio César Arriola Monday took part in the opening of Asunción's new embassy in Abu Dabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2023 - 09:47 UTC

    UN delegate busy fighting corruption in Asunción

    Candice Welsch met with US Ambassador Marc Ostfuield and Seprelad Deputy Minister Carmen Pereira Bogado among other local authorities

    The regional representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for the Andean Region and the Southern Cone (Undoc), Candice Welsch, has had a busy agenda in Asunción. She held separate meetings with US Ambassador Marc Ostfield and also with the Paraguayan Secretariat for the Prevention of Money Laundering (Seprelad). In both encounters, corruption and money laundering were the main topics.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2023 - 09:41 UTC

    Chikungunya kills 14 in Paraguay

    Borba said that “we are close to 18,000 cases of chikungunya”

    Paraguayan health authorities Wednesday said 14 people had died of Chikungunya while over 18,000 cases of the malady had been confirmed in the most recent outbreak which lead the Municipality of Asunción to declare an environmental emergency for 90 days as healthcare facilities were crammed.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    US State Dept. official confirms clearance for Paraguayan beef moving forward

    Hunt and Silvero highlighted the good bilateral relationship between Paraguay and the United States

    Negotiations for Paraguayan beef to land in the United States are at an advanced stage, US State Department Director for Brazil and Southern Cone Affairs Baxter Hunt told Deputy Foreign Minister Raúl Silvero Silvagni, it was reported Thursday in Asunción.

  • Friday, January 27th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Cartes and Velázquez have ties to Hezbollah, US gov't says

    The United States will continue to combat the use of public money for personal benefit, Ostfield warned

    Former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and current Vice President Hugo Velázquez have ties to the terrorist group Hezbollah, US Ambassador to Asunción Marc Ostfield said Thursday during a press conference.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 18:51 UTC

    Evo says Argentina supports Bolivia co-hosting 2030 football World Cup

    Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile are bidding to co-host the 2030 event, 100 years after the first World Cup, with the final at the same venue (Montevideo's Centenario Stadium).

    President Alberto Fernández told Evo Morales that the country currently holding the football World Cup will support Bolivia's bid to co-host the 2030 finals together with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 18:33 UTC

    Paraguayan President meets with Pope on second day of Italian tour

    A previous audience between Francis and Abdo had taken place in 2018

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Friday paid a visit to the Argentina-born Pope Francis in Vatican City. The encounter, held at 10.30 local time, lasted 20 minutes during which both leaders discussed the fight against poverty and the overcoming of inequalities, in addition to the challenges facing the Abdo administration regarding climate change in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.