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Montevideo, April 20th 2019 - 10:32 UTC


  • Friday, May 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan elected president after Congressional accord

    Paraguayan president elect Fernando Lugo who takes office next August 15 will have to reach a working agreement in Congress since the coalition that supported him was unable to obtain a majority.

  • Monday, April 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Good performance of Paraguayan economy last year: 6.8

    The Paraguayan economy boosted by the faro sector Grez 6.8% in 2007, which is higher than originally forecasted, 6.4%, according to the country's Central Band president German Rojas.

  • Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Opposition promise support for Paraguay president elect

    President Duarte returns to Congress as a Senator

    Paraguay's President Nicanor Duarte revealed that he had talks with president elect Fernando Lugo “to ensure governance” for the country, and if the incoming administration proposes a constitutional review, he will support it from Congress, according to reports in Asunción Sunday press.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: progressive president and conservative congress

    Paraguay's President-elect Fernando Lugo will face a largely conservative Congress that may make carrying out his reforms difficult, according to the vice president-elect Federico Franco.

  • Wednesday, April 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Elected Paraguayan president confirms Mercosur membership

    Elected president Fernando Lugo, who takes office on August 15, pledged to maintain Paraguay's membership in the Mercosur trade block, which includes Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and strengthen integration mechanisms. He also announced he would seek relations with Beijing, currently non existent.

  • Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan president Duarte will lead block in next Senate

    Paraguayan president Nicanor Duarte said on Monday he's considering resigning before August 15, when his mandate expires, which means vice president Francisco Oviedo would then be in charge of passing the sash to elected president Fernando Lugo.

  • Sunday, April 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay cracks six decades of iron fist one party rule

    Former bishop Lugo takes office next  August

    Former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won a historic victory in Paraguay's Sunday presidential election, signaling the demise of more than six decades of one-party hegemonic rule in one of South America's poorest countries.

  • Friday, April 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: old regime could begin to crumble on Sunday

    Former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo

    The last 48 hours before Sunday's vote to elect president and a new Congress in Paraguay are showing the strains of an ancient regime that has ruled undisputedly in the country for over six decades but which seems condemned according to the prevailing opinion polls for the last twelve months.

  • Thursday, April 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan election, another energy challenge for Brazil

    Fernando Lugo is leading in the polls

    Energy and energy security has snowballed as an issue in the last leg of the Paraguayan presidential election of next Sunday, April 20. The two heavy weight neighbors are highly dependent on Paraguayan energy resources and all Paraguayan leading candidates have promised a review of the contracts “which are most unfair for our country”.

  • Monday, April 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Former bishop retains lead in Paraguay's presidential race

    With five days for next Sunday's Paraguay's presidential election former Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo is still the front-runner but his lead over rival candidates has narrowed, according to a public opinion poll published on Ultima Hora Sunday's edition.