Category Archives: PARAGUAY

Ibero-American Conference on Culture Begins in Paraguay

Asuncion, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Ibero-American Conference on Culture begins Tuesday as part of preparatory meetings for the forthcoming 21st Ibero-American summit, also to be held in Paraguay. Continue reading

Paraguay Extradites Former Argentine Military Doctor

Asuncion, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay on Friday will extradite former Argentine military doctor Norberto A. Bianco, convicted of various crimes during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Bianco, a former traumatologist at the Campo de Mayo Military Hospital, will travel from Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in the city of Luque on an Argentine Airlines flight, the National Police reported. Continue reading

Paraguayan Government Recognizes Reduction of Land Occupation

Asuncion, (Prensa Latina) The Paraguayan government recognized Thursday that the number of occupied lands by farmers has been considerably reduced since 2008 in the entire country. Continue reading

Trade among Mercosur Member Countries Grows

Luque, Paraguay, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade among the four member countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) grew in the last 11 years, according to the Argentine Minister of Economy Amado Boudou. Continue reading

Mercosur Summit to Be Held in Paraguay

Asuncion, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Five presidents have already confirmed their attendance to the regular meeting of the Common Market and Associated States and the Mercosur Summit to be held next week in Paraguay. Continue reading

Fernando Lugo Ratifies Change Commitment in Paraguay

Asuncion, (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo on Friday ratified his commitment that nothing will alter the process of change started in 2008, and guaranteed its speed-up, and greater depth.

In a speech at the swearing-in ceremonies of the new ministers of Interior, Defense, and Public Works, and Communications, the president said that process of change has stages, which are moving forward with significant achievements for the people and well-being of the community, and they should be preserved, channelled, and deepened. Continue reading

Paraguay: State Transformation, a Challenge for LatAm

Asuncion, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) State transformation is a main challenge for Latin America nowadays, said Ibero American General Secretary Enrique Iglesias at the opening session of a seminar on the issue.

The meeting is attended by representatives of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal, as well as experts from international bodies, who are discussing the topic of the 21st Ibero American Summit of heads of State and Government: State Transformation and Development. Continue reading