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Montevideo, September 21st 2023 - 10:30 UTC


  • Tuesday, July 4th 2023 - 09:01 UTC

    No progress achieved during Argentina's presidency of Mercosur, Bustillo says

    Uruguay and China are waiting for Mercosur to make up its mind, Bustillo argued

    Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Monday told his Mercosur colleagues in Puerto Iguazú that “from the first day we warned that Mercosur had been won over by immobility” and insisted no progress regarding deals with other countries or blocs had been achieved during Argentina's pro tempore presidency of the alliance ending Tuesday.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 07:49 UTC

    Paraguayan President recalls those kidnapped by guerrilla rebels

    Abdo also claimed public health had been central to his administration, with several facilities built

    Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez said Saturday in his last management report before Congress delivered virtually that his country was in debt with Óscar Denis, Edelio Morínigo, and Félix Urbieta, who has been kidnapped for years by various rebel groups.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Mercosur members challenge Argentina toll fee on Parana/Paraguay waterway

    The Parana/Paraguay with its barges is crucial for the foreign trade of landlocked countries such as Paraguay and Bolivia

    Delegations from Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil, and Uruguay recently convened a meeting to challenge Argentina’s imposition of a toll fee on the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway. The neighboring countries argued that the evidence presented by Argentina did not provide enough services to justify the charge.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Argentina says Coast Guard unit to Yacyretá area following incident with Paraguayan Navy

    The Río de la Plata patrol boat usually covers an area near Puerto Iguazú

    Argentina's Coast Guard (PNA) will up its patrolling in the Yacyretá dam area following an incident with the Paraguayan Navy which allegedly crossed into its waters, according to a complaint filed by local authorities of the province of Corrientes, it was reported.

  • Saturday, June 24th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Paraná Waterway: Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia back Paraguay

    Argentina's toll was found to be “notoriously excessive” and detrimental to many of the country's interests

    Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia Friday supported Paraguay's stance regarding Argentina's decision to charge tolls to barges sailing through the “Port of Santa Fe-Confluencia” section of the Parana River, it was reported in Buenos Aires after a new meeting of the Commission of the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement.

  • Friday, June 23rd 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    HIV cases on the rise in Paraguay

    There are currently 17,156 living with HIV in Paraguay

    According to a study from Paraguay's General Directorate of Health Surveillance released Thursday, the South American country recorded a sharp increase in the number of cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it was reported in Asunción.

  • Friday, June 23rd 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Canada opens up to Paraguayan beef

    Paraguay has appropriate animal health controls, the Canadian inspectors found

    Paraguay's beef production will be welcomed in Canada starting in September, President Mario Abdo Benítez announced Thursday in Asunción.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Argentina did nothing to charge toll, Paraguay's Waterway Commission finds

    Argentina has not proven it has rendered any actual service to barges along the Parana River

    Paraguay's National Waterway Commission concluded that Argentina's technical explanations for charging tolls to vessels sailing through the Parana River between the Port of Santa Fe and the Confluence with the Paraguay River were inadequate and that there was no justification for such a unilateral measure, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Paraguay foreign trade rebounds in May, surplus of US$ 1,261 billion

    The Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) reveals that exports in May 2023 reached a total value of US$ 7,174.9 million, marking a significant 26.9% increase

    The latest foreign trade report from the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP) reveals that the country’s exports in May 2023 reached a total value of US$ 7,174.9 million, marking a significant 26.9% increase compared to the same month in the previous year.

  • Friday, June 16th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    Paraguay: nationwide avian influenza emergency declared

    So far 366 birds have been culled

    Paraguayan authorities Thursday decreed a nationwide animal sanitary emergency due to the spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, thus triggering the National Animal Health Emergency System (Sinaesa), it was announced in Asunción.