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Montevideo, June 6th 2023 - 03:36 UTC

Tag: Mario Abdo Benitez

  • 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.

  • Thursday, March 16th 2023 - 06:11 UTC

    Paraguayan gov't wants no more red tape from US on beef exports

    Ambassador Ostfield was moderately optimistic about the issue

    Paraguayan authorities insisted this week before the US Embassy that there were no sanitary impediments for the northern country to welcome beef shipments from the South American nation, only red tape was hindering progress in that regard.

  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:52 UTC

    Presidents Fernández and Abdo agree on Mercosur bilateral agenda

     Abdo  and Fernández agrees over lunch to boost bilateral and Mercosur ties

    Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina and Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay met Friday at the former's Olivos residence to discuss a broad bilateral and regional agenda, including the current situation of Mercosur and the challenges facing the bloc under Buenos Aires' pro-tempore presidency.

  • Thursday, February 16th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    First shipment of Paraguayan pork lands in Taiwan

    Taiwanese consumers pay more than other Asian buyers for Paraguayan pork

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez headed a delegation from the South American country visiting Taiwan to celebrate the arrival of the first pork shipment to that Asian market. Marking the occasion a ceremony was held in Taipei on Wednesday during which attendees could taste the new product as local businessmen pledged to increase imports shortly.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 09:28 UTC

    Paraguay opens embassy in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

    Abdo next travels to Taiwan for high-level meetings

    President Mario Abdo Benítez and Foreign Minister Julio César Arriola Monday took part in the opening of Asunción's new embassy in Abu Dabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 18:33 UTC

    Paraguayan President meets with Pope on second day of Italian tour

    A previous audience between Francis and Abdo had taken place in 2018

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Friday paid a visit to the Argentina-born Pope Francis in Vatican City. The encounter, held at 10.30 local time, lasted 20 minutes during which both leaders discussed the fight against poverty and the overcoming of inequalities, in addition to the challenges facing the Abdo administration regarding climate change in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Thursday, December 1st 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    Paraguayan President critical of Uruguay's plan to join other trade blocs

    Abdo also said he opposed “gender ideology”

    Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Wednesday said that Uruguay's negotiating trade deals outside Mercosur were detrimental to the South American bloc's “essence.”