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.
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.
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.
Paraguay's Central Bank (BCP) will target a 4% inflation for the year 2023 after a slowdown has already been detected, BCP Chief Economist Miguel Mora said Wednesday. The monetary authority will also seek to guarantee price stability for local consumers despite a depreciation of the guaraní (₲) against the US dollar.
Mercosur junior member Paraguay ended 2022 with a negative trade balance of US$ 1,288.9 million, as a result of a 16,1% increase in total imports according to the country's Central Bank, BCP.
The opening of the floodgates at the Itaipú dam during the weekend is expected to bring some relief to the people along the Paraná river shores after 2023 also started with a downspout, although not quite as severe as in previous years.
Sanitary workers in the newly-created county of Fracrán in the Argentine province of Misiones have undertaken a house-by-house campaign to persuade people to get vaccinated against yellow fever, Covid-19, and measles, while residents were advised to up their precautions due to the increasing number of cases in neighboring Paraguay, where the first death due to chikungunya has been reported.
Former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartés was sworn in Tuesday afternoon as Chairman of the National Republican Association (ANR - also known as Colorado Party), replacing Congressman and Vice-Presidential hopeful Pedro Alliana.
Weather and trade issues lie in the way of Paraguay's river trade, which is causing concern in Asunción for a country whose economy is heavily dependent on these waterways.
Paraguayan shipping companies and authorities expressed their concern Tuesday after the downspout at the Paraguay River nears its third consecutive all-time low.