In times when controversies over COVID-19 vaccination mandates keep mounting worldwide, Paraguay's authorities Friday announced a proof of immunization against yellow fever will be required to travelers arriving from or leaving for Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela.
The state-run oil company Petróleos Paraguayos (Petropar) has announced an increase in the price of fuel at pumps effective Saturday, Feb. 12, despite previous announcements that there would be no changes until the end of the month.
Paraguay's Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 1.5% in the month of January of 2022, for a yoy inflation of 7.9%, which surpassed the 6.8% recorded in the last month of 2021. It was also significantly above the same period of the previous year.
Paraguayan Liberal lawmakers have filed a motion to impeach Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio, whose performance has been questioned over the past few days following a shooting during a festival, in which two people were killed and five others injured.
The Union of Production Guilds Paraguay Wednesday said it foresaw 2022 will be a tough year for the agricultural sector due to the current drought which will mean, among other setbacks, the worst soybean harvest in the last 25 years, or US $ 2 billion less to the country's economy.
Paraguay Thursday took over from Colombia the pro tempore Presidency of the Forum for the Progress and Integration of South America (Prosur), during a ceremony in Cartagena de Indias.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday announced he shall not be attending the Forum for the Progress of South America (Prosur) because he continues to be down with COVID-19, but will participate in the event in a virtual manner.
Just the week Aerolíneas Argentinas announced the return of seven weekly flights between Buenos Aires' Ezeiza and Madrid's Barajas, Spanish carrier Air Europa said it was coming back to the Argentine city of Córdoba, a service which had to be lifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paraguay's Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio intends to bring former President Horacio Cartés before the Courts to account for the inconsistencies in his affidavits and tax and real estate returns. But Guzzio said he still needs to decide whether he will do it as a private citizen or in his official capacity.
The year 2021 closed for Paraguay with a trade surplus of US $ 941 million, according to the Advance Foreign Trade Report (RCE) for December 2021, published by the Undersecretary of State for the Economy (SSEE) of the Finance Ministry.