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Montevideo, October 4th 2023 - 00:55 UTC


  • 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.

  • Friday, August 11th 2023 - 11:48 UTC

    “EU approach on trade accord with Mercosur is simply unacceptable,” Paraguayan President elect Peña

    Peña's comments on trade talks are the strongest since winning election in April, underscore rising tensions between the European block and Mercosur

    Paraguay President-elect Santiago Peña has said that Mercosur and the European Union should put on hold talks over a free trade agreement since the current environmental demands from the EU are “unacceptable.”

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Brazil questions Argentina charging tolls on Paraná Waterway

    Itamaraty is concerned about the escalation of the situation

    Brazil's Foreign Ministry Tuesday said Argentina charging tolls since the beginning of the year to barges sailing along the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway had affected other countries in the region and questioned the legality of the one-sided measure, Agência Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, August 1st 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Brazilian traders want federal gov't involved in Paraná River Waterway toll dispute

    Argentine authorities ordered the seizure of two tugboats belonging to Hidrovías do Brasil

    The Brazilian Association for the Development of Inland Navigation (Abani) requested the Brazilian Foreign Ministry takes steps after the Argentine decision to seize a vessel of a Brazilian company in Greater Rosario due to debts in the payment of tolls for using the Paraná River waterway, it was reported.

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    US lawmakers discuss bilateral issues with Paraguay's next President

    A delegation of lawmakers from the United States headed by Congressman Adam Smith (D) Sunday met in Asunción with Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña to discuss future bilateral relations, particularly on security and trade, it was reported. Peña's chosen Foreign Minister Rubén Ramírez Lezcano, who also took part in the discussions, spoke of a “very productive” encounter. Peña is to take office Aug. 15.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Bolivia and Paraguay take steps toward improving bilateral trade

    The document seeks to boost economic growth in the region

    The Bolivian-Paraguayan Chamber and Paraguay's Industry Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Asunción toward strengthening ties and promoting industry and trade between the two countries, it was reported Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, July 25th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Solution wanted at Mercosur level: mobility platforms need local HQs

    The lack of representatives of these companies to attend to the claims of their users is a matter of concern, Estigarribia explained

    According to Paraguay's Juan Marcelo Estigarribia, Executive Secretary of the South American country's Consumer and User Defense Secretariat (Sedeco), a Mercosur Technical Committee has received a complaint from his agency about the lack of representation of mobility platforms such as Uber and Bolt.