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Montevideo, September 22nd 2023 - 17:40 UTC


  • 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.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 06:43 UTC

    Relief for Paraguay: chicungunya vaccine in humans showed promising results

    Chikungunya virus is transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes.Tropical regions currently see the highest rates of the virus, with Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Thailand most affected

    A new clinical study shows promising results of a Phase III chikungunya vaccine trial, the first time the shot has been tested in humans. If approved by regulators, the vaccine would have the capacity to protect millions of people from the debilitating mosquito-borne disease, authors explained in the study published June 12 in The Lancet.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Mercosur Summit scheduled for Puerto Iguazú

    Alberto Fernández will pass on the bloc's rotating presidency to Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva

    The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones will host the LXII Mercosur Summit on July 3 and 4, during which Alberto Fernández will pass on the pro tempore presidency of the bloc to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    US Cattle farmers strongly oppose the import of Paraguayan beef

    USCA opposes the proposed rule arguing the need to protect the health of the domestic cattle herd, the estimated U.S. producer market losses, and the lower standards of production in Paraguay

    The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has expressed strong opposition to a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) to allow the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from Mercosur member, Paraguay.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Paraguayan President-elect meets with Argentine and Uruguayan leaders

    Peña first met with Fernández in Buenos Aires and then had lunch in Montevideo with Lacalle

    Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña Monday met in Buenos Aires with Argentine President Alberto Fernández and later in the day, he traveled to Montevideo for an encounter with President Luis Lacalle Pou as both La Plata River leaders were preparing to travel to Brasilia for the South American Summit convened by Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Taiwan disburses third donation to Paraguayan hospitals

    Taiwan is a strategic ally in matters of cooperation seeking the welfare and progress of both peoples, Borba explained

    Taiwanese authorities announced Wednesday in Asuncion a US$ 4,800,000 disbursement of a monetary donation to Paraguay's Health Ministry to be allocated to the Trauma Hospital, the Itauguá Hospital, and the Pediatric Children's Hospital of Acosta Ñu. It was the third installment of a US$ 14,992,733 donation from the Asian island for the “improvement of the Quality of Care of the Establishments of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare,” according to a statement from the Paraguayan Ministry.

  • Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Paraguay confirms 3 outbreaks of bird flu; could be more

    Martin said migratory birds flying through the region could have been vectors of the disease

    According to Paraguay's National Animal Health and Quality Service (Senacsa) President Dr. José Carlos Martin, there were already three confirmed outbreaks of avian influenza in the South American country's Chaco region by Sunday, while two others were still under investigation.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 11:40 UTC

    Countries of the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway against toll collection by Argentina

    Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay insisted that Argentina should refrain from charging tolls until the matter is thoroughly reviewed

    The group of countries that make up the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement Committee suggested Argentina refrained from adopting measures that violate the agreed rules and stop charging tolls to barges passing through Santa Fe. The committee is made up of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

  • Friday, May 19th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Conviction of former Paraguayan ministers upheld by Supreme Court

    Cardozo was Minister of Agriculture and Livestock during the government of President Fernando Lugo (2008-2012)

    The prison sentences of former ministers of Agriculture and Livestock Enzo Cardozo and Rody Godoy for fraud and breach of trust were confirmed Thursday by Paraguay's Supreme Court, which turned down the unconstitutionality actions filed by the defendants, who were therefore transferred to the national Tacumbú penitentiary for the next 10 and 7 years respectively.