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Montevideo, July 25th 2024 - 16:36 UTC


  • Wednesday, July 17th 2024 - 09:23 UTC

    Paraguay experiences record foreign trade in the first half of 2024

    Identifying sales by product category, primary goods exports, soy and wheat, totaled US$ 2.48 billion in six months, up 4.0% from the same period last year

    Paraguay exports marked a record sum in the first six months of 2024, having totaled, US$ 8,57 billion, the highest in the last five years and also a maximum diversification of markets in 136 different countries. Stats were supplied in a draft paper on foreign trade from the Paraguayan central bank.

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  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 21:32 UTC

    Paraguay making across-the-border shopping easier

    We want more foreigners coming to buy in Paraguay, Orué explained

    Paraguayan authorities enacted a mechanism whereby foreign shoppers, particularly those living in Argentine across-the-border twin cities, would benefit from tax deductions and other advantages, it was announced this week.

  • Wednesday, July 10th 2024 - 11:17 UTC

    Paraguayan Senators said to harass newspeople and activists

    Senator Lizarella Valiente was one of the main political figures targeted by the newspeople grouping

    According to a statement from The Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP), several Senators in the South American country had allegedly harassed newspeople during Monday's session. Other entities grouping reporters were said to have issued concurring declarations whereby the lawmakers would have endangered freedom of expression.

  • Tuesday, July 9th 2024 - 10:39 UTC

    Argentine FM backs Lacalle's call for a more flexible Mercosur

    Mondino spoke about ceasing to be a small, protected, fearful Mercosur

    In addition to President Javier Milei not attending the 64th Southern Common Market Summit in Asunción, Argentina brought another dissenting note to the regional bloc when Foreign Minister Diana Mondino upheld the idea of brokering unilateral deals with foreign powers or blocs in blunt opposition to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's stance on the matter.

  • Monday, July 8th 2024 - 20:27 UTC

    Mercosur Summit: Peña admits setbacks have always existed

    Peña favored solving Mercosur's problems and challenges “with more Mercosur”

    Minutes before passing Mercosur's rotating presidency to Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou, Paraguayan head of state Santiago Peña pointed out Monday that during his 6-month tenure achievements had been made, albeit amid painful setbacks that have existed since the alliance was created. In addition, the Colorado ruler once again underlined the importance of fighting corruption and drug trafficking.

  • Monday, July 8th 2024 - 07:35 UTC

    Mercosur not going through the best of times ahead of Asunción Summit

    Peña will be handing over the pro-tempore presidency of the bloc to Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña admitted that the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) was not going through the best of times as he prepared to host the bloc's Summit in Asunción Monday during which he is to hand over the grou's rotating presidency to Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2024 - 07:09 UTC

    Paraguayan President tells Congress there is too much to be done

    There are still “too many pending debts,” Peña reckoned

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña said in his briefing to the new Legislature Monday that he envisioned “a State that is present, efficient, sensitive,” and has “a human face.” He also mentioned “a State that builds the country towards which we want to go: a Paraguay that grows sustainably, that offers a quality of life and equal opportunities, and that projects itself internationally to be a protagonist in the concert of nations.”

  • Saturday, June 29th 2024 - 10:18 UTC

    Paraguay and Argentina set roadmap for collaborative work

    Foreign Ministers Ramírez (L) of Paraguay and Mondino of Argentina reviewed bilateral issues on the side of the OAS General Assembly

    Paraguay and Argentina reached an understanding regarding the Paraná-Paraguay River Waterway after Foreign Ministers Rubén Ramírez Lezcano and Diana Mondino gathered in Asunción on the sides of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly.

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 19:49 UTC

    Paraguayan President reminded that “impunity discourages foreign investment”

    The US and Paraguay are allies and strategic partners in tackling corruption, Verma pointed out

    US Under Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma, who heads his country's delegation before the Organization of American States (OAS) 54th General Assembly in Asunción, met Thursday afternoon with Paraguayan President Santiago Peña, with whom he discussed the devastating effects of corruption and impunity on the economy.

  • Thursday, June 27th 2024 - 22:37 UTC

    OAS unanimously condemns military revolt in Bolivia

    Violent interruptions to democracies need to be “banished from our countries,” the Bolivian delegate stressed

    The Organization of American States' General Assembly in session at Asunción, Paraguay, Thursday passed a “strong condemnation” of the attempted coup d'état in Bolivia the day before. The continental body dubbed Wednesday's events in La Paz a “threat to the constitutional regime.” It was also “a flagrant insubordination to the orders publicly expressed by the constitutional president Luis Arce Catacora,” the delegates concurred unanimously.