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Montevideo, September 27th 2023 - 10:53 UTC


  • Monday, August 21st 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Paraguay's new FM faced with further waterway negotiations

    Ramírez insisted all the necessary legal means would be used to solve the situation

    Paraguay's new Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez met last week with representatives of the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement Committee (CPTCP) to discuss the next steps toward the elimination of the toll of US$ 1.47 per ton of net register to river transport circulating through the “Port of Santa Fe-Confluencia” section unilaterally imposed by Argentina.

  • Friday, August 18th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Paraguay to shift Israel embassy to Jerusalem this year

    Cohen met with Peña in Asunción

    Israel's Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said Paraguay would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2023. Cohen made those remarks after meeting with the South American country's new President Santiago Peña in Asunción.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Minister for the Americas Rutley represented UK at the inauguration of Paraguayan president Santiago Peña

    Minister Rutley with Paraguayan president Peña at the presidential palace in Asunción

    UK's Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Americas and Caribbean, David Rutley returned to Paraguay on Tuesday to attend the ceremony of the presidential inauguration of President Santiago Peña – a significant milestone in the democratic history of Paraguay.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:50 UTC

    Peña sworn in as President of Paraguay

    The new president of Paraguay, Santiago Peña

    The 44-year-old economist Santiago Peña was sworn in Tuesday as the new president of Paraguay during a ceremony at Asunción's López Palace attended by several current and former South American and world leaders.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:28 UTC

    Bi-oceanic project linking Brazil with the Pacific and crossing Paraguay is rapidly advancing

    The Bi-oceanic Route bridge between Carmelo Peralta in Paraguay and Porto Murtinho in Brazil, linking Brazilian ports with Chile is rapidly advancing

    A key project to connect the ports of the Brazilian Atlantic with those of the Chilean Pacific, crossing Paraguayan territory is rapidly advancing.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:22 UTC

    Sanguinetti underlines Peña's position on Mercosur

    Peña is in line with our understanding of Mercosur, Sanguinetti said

    Two-time former Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti Tuesday praised Paraguayan President Santiago Peña's stance regarding the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which would need a major overhaul. Paraguay, a major world food producer but landlocked, is a member of Mercosur along with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Falklands Regional Student competition 2023

    Winners from the Regional Student Competition 2022 in the Falkland Islands.

    The Falkland Islands Government and the British Embassies in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are inviting university students to participate in the Regional Student Competition 2023 in the Falklands.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Paraguay: Peña ready to be sworn in as President

    Peña became finance minister under the “significantly corrupt” Cartes at the age of 37

    Economist Santiago Peña of the National Republican Assembly (ANR) also known as the Colorado Party is to be sworn in Tuesday as Paraguay's new head of state during a ceremony in Asunción which will be attended by several former and current Latin American leaders such as Argentina's Alberto Fernández; Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou, Chile's Gabriel Boric Font and Bolivia's Luis Arce Catacora.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Lula visits Lugo ahead of Peña's inauguration

    Lugo understands everything, but cannot extend himself in prolonged answers, his doctor explained

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday visited former Paraguayan head of state Fernando Lugo while in Asunción for Santiago Peña's inauguration Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Paraguay’s new President wants change at home and abroad

    Paraguayan president Santiago Peña with Brazilian leader Lula da Silva

    By Julieta Heduvan (*) – Santiago Peña assumes Paraguay’s presidency this Tuesday August 15 with a number of advantages, including a supportive Congress. But he faces also numerous challenges, as he tries to unite his party, manage the influence of his political mentor—businessman and former President Horacio Cartes—and handle international negotiations, from the Itaipú accord to U.S. sanctions against Paraguayan politicians.