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Tag: Santiago Peña

  • Tuesday, September 26th 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Paraguayan President warns EU-Mercosur deal is now or never

    “It will be this year or it won't be, it will never happen,” Peña stressed

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña insisted Monday that if the trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union is not operational by Dec. 6 there would be no agreement at all after he takes over the South American Common Market (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay)bloc's pro-tempore presidency.

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  • Tuesday, September 12th 2023 - 08:40 UTC

    Paraná Waterway conflict: Paraguayan barge released after paying toll

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña announced measures against Argentina, including a lawsuit before the Mercosur Tribunal for violations of the Treaty of Asunción

    A Paraguayan barge with fuel seized by Argentine authorities for failure to pay the toll on the Paraguay-Paraná River Waterway has been released after posting nearly US$ 30,000, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 07:56 UTC

    Paraguay willing to continue talks with Mercosur and Bolivia on toll charges on the Parana/Paraguay Waterway

    “We do not deny the option of toll charges, but it should be an agreement among the five countries that use the waterway,” he asserted

    Paraguay's recently instated president, Santiago Peña said he will continue engaging in dialogue with Argentina to reach a resolution regarding toll charges on the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway. “We do not deny the option of toll charges, but it should be an agreement among the five countries that use the waterway,” he asserted.

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 14:36 UTC

    Argentina to keep collecting Paraná Waterway toll, FM says

    “A toll is not going to define the relationship between” Argentina and Paraguay, Cafiero argued

    Argentina will continue to collect tolls from barges sailing through the Paraná-Paraguay River Waterway “because it is something that was contemplated,” Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said this weekend after his Paraguayan colleague Rubén Ramírez's announcement last week otherwise. “A toll is not going to define the relationship between both countries,”.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Paraguay reforms Finance Ministry

    One of Peña's Government's goals is to make the State more agile and modern, Minister Carlos Fernández Valdovinos explained

    Paraguayan President Santiago Peña Wednesday signed into law a bill suppressing the Finance Ministry and creating a Ministry of Economy and Finance instead, it was reported in Asunción. The motion had been passed by the Lower House earlier this month.

  • Friday, August 18th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Paraguay to shift Israel embassy to Jerusalem this year

    Cohen met with Peña in Asunción

    Israel's Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said Paraguay would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2023. Cohen made those remarks after meeting with the South American country's new President Santiago Peña in Asunción.

  • Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Minister for the Americas Rutley represented UK at the inauguration of Paraguayan president Santiago Peña

    Minister Rutley with Paraguayan president Peña at the presidential palace in Asunción

    UK's Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Americas and Caribbean, David Rutley returned to Paraguay on Tuesday to attend the ceremony of the presidential inauguration of President Santiago Peña – a significant milestone in the democratic history of Paraguay.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:50 UTC

    Peña sworn in as President of Paraguay

    The new president of Paraguay, Santiago Peña

    The 44-year-old economist Santiago Peña was sworn in Tuesday as the new president of Paraguay during a ceremony at Asunción's López Palace attended by several current and former South American and world leaders.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2023 - 11:22 UTC

    Sanguinetti underlines Peña's position on Mercosur

    Peña is in line with our understanding of Mercosur, Sanguinetti said

    Two-time former Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti Tuesday praised Paraguayan President Santiago Peña's stance regarding the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which would need a major overhaul. Paraguay, a major world food producer but landlocked, is a member of Mercosur along with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.

  • Tuesday, August 15th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Paraguay: Peña ready to be sworn in as President

    Peña became finance minister under the “significantly corrupt” Cartes at the age of 37

    Economist Santiago Peña of the National Republican Assembly (ANR) also known as the Colorado Party is to be sworn in Tuesday as Paraguay's new head of state during a ceremony in Asunción which will be attended by several former and current Latin American leaders such as Argentina's Alberto Fernández; Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou, Chile's Gabriel Boric Font and Bolivia's Luis Arce Catacora.

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