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Montevideo, December 3rd 2023 - 05:06 UTC

Tag: Mario Abdo Benitez

  • Thursday, November 16th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Paraguay and Venezuela resume diplomatic ties

    Peña and Maduro will be appointing ambassadors in the coming days

    Paraguay and Venezuela agreed on Wednesday to resume diplomatic ties cut under former Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez in January 2019. At that time, the then-president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, proclaimed himself president of a government that ended up in exile despite the backing of the international community and eventually vanished like a soap bubble.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Italian President arrives in Paraguay

    Abdo and Mattarella are to have lunch Friday and Saturday

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella arrived Thursday in Paraguay on a state visit, it was reported in Asunción. It is the first official visit of a President of the Italian Republic to Paraguay. Earlier in his South American tour, the European leader had been touring Chilean Patagonia.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Paraguay, Uruguay urge Mercosur to speak up about situation in Venezuela

    Machado's disenfranchisement leaves next year's free and transparent elections in Venezuela in doubt

    Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay Tuesday spoke against the disenfranchisement in Venezurela of opposition leader María Corina Machado in a move that seems to leave Nicolás Maduro's reelection bid unchallenged.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Mercosur leaders show support to Massa

    Argentina's current Economy Minister Massa may become the country's next president

    Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay, Luis Arce Catacora of Bolivia, Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, and Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña Tuesday showed strong support to Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa, a likely candidate to become President comes Dec. 10, on the sidelines of the 62nd Mercosur Summit in Puerto Iguazú.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    CIA official meets with Paraguayan president

    After the meeting, Abdo flew to the United States

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Wednesday confirmed having met with US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Deputy Director David Cohen in Asunción to discuss national security issues.

  • Friday, March 17th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Lula and Abdo discuss Itaipú, Unasur, and UE deal

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Thursday told his Paraguayan colleague Mario Abdo Benítez about his intentions to reorganize Unasur and reinforce Mercosur's unity. Lula and Abdo met at the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant in Foz do Iguazú.