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Montevideo, September 25th 2023 - 06:48 UTC


  • Wednesday, May 17th 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Paraguay to resume diplomatic ties with Venezuela, President-elect says

    “We cannot ideologize diplomatic relations and integration,” Peña said

    Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña will re-establish diplomatic ties with Venezuela without conditions after he is sworn in in August, it was reported. Peña is on a Mercosur tour meeting those heads of state who will shortly become his colleagues. After Brazil, he will meet with his counterparts in Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    Paraguayan Court rules out international audit of voting machines

    The TSJE said such an audit would be unnecessary

    Paraguay's Superior Electoral Court (TSJE) of Paraguay Thursday decided not to accept the request of several political sectors to submit to an international audit the computer system software and the voting machines used in the general elections of last April 30 on the grounds that it could produce a “breach” of the control mechanisms.

  • Tuesday, May 9th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Paraguay closer to selling beef again to the US

    Bertoni insisted on the importance of opening up the US market to Paraguayan beef

    Paraguay's Agriculture and Livestock Minister Santiago Bertoni Monday held a bilateral meeting with US authorities Monday to discuss the agricultural agenda between the two countries, especially Paraguayan beef imports, it was reported.

  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    Paraguayan controversial leader arrested for causing havoc

    Payo Cubas insisted his supporters should be ready to go to jail or die for their country

    Paraguay's National Police Friday arrested former Senator Paraguayo “Payo” Cubas, the National Crusade Party's (PCN) presidential candidate, who finished third in last Sunday's elections with nearly 23% of the votes, for sparking demonstrations nationwide denouncing electoral fraud.

  • Monday, May 1st 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Colorado Party's Peña wins Paraguayan elections

    Among his campaign promises, Peña pledged to maintain ties with Taipei

    Santiago Peña of the ruling National Republican Association (ANR), also known as the Colorado Party, won Sunday's elections in Paraguay and will become the South American country's new president on Aug. 15, it was reported in Asunción. Turnout stood at 63.11% despite voting being mandatory.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2023 - 12:08 UTC

    Paraguay chooses new President

    Peña or Alegre? One of them will become President-elect later Sunday

    Since 7 am local time Sunday (GMT -4), around 4.78 million Paraguayans started voting for the new President, who will take over from Mario Abdo Benítez on Aug. 15, it was reported in Asunción. As per Paraguayan law, there is no runoff, so whoever gets the most votes Sunday, even by the slightest of differences, will be declared the winner.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    EU Mission Chief meets Paraguayan President ahead of elections

    Mato highlighted the atmosphere of tranquility that currently exists in Paraguay

    Spanish European Union (EU) MP Gabriel Mato, who heads the bloc's Electoral Mission in Paraguay, Tuesday met with President Mario Abdo Benítez to finalize the details of the April 30 polls whereby the latter's successor will be chosen.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 02:55 UTC

    Mercosur members, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay expected a decrease in 2023 beef exports, USDA

    Argentina is expected to export 795,000 tons, down from 823,000 last year. Paraguay, 445,000 tons, compared to 462,000 tons, while Uruguay is projected to export 485,000, down from 513,000

    Based on data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recent report from SAFRAS & Mercado indicates that the participation of Mercosur members Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay in global beef exports is expected to decrease in 2023 compared to the previous year.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2023 - 11:45 UTC

    Chikungunya kills 90 people in Paraguay so far this year

    Sequera also explained that chikungunya was on the rise in the provinces but decreasing in Asuncion and in the Central department

    Paraguayan health authorities last week confirmed at least 90 deaths this year had been caused by chikungunya fever, while Uruguay detected its first imported case of the malady. One more case was also confirmed in the last days of 2022, according to the latest report from Paraguay's Health Ministry released on Friday.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Paraguay's ruling party reported to have campaign financing problems

    Cartes as party chairman is a liability for the ANR

    Less than three weeks before the April 30 presidential elections in Paraguay, the ruling National Republican Association (ANR), also known as the Colorado Party, continues to face serious financing problems stemming from Party Chairman Horacio Cartes having been declared significantly corrupt by the United States, which renders him non-eligible for many banks to sign loan agreements.