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Interior Minister sacked

President Horacio Cartes has sacked his Minister of Interior Miguel Tadeo Rojas and Commander of the National Police following riots over the weekend in which one young activist was killed. […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Paraguay

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Paraguay. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Santiago Peña appointed Minister of Finance

Paraguay’s Finance Minister Germán Rojas is reported to have resigned his portfolio on 24th December. The office of President Horacio Cartes has confirmed that Santiago Peña will be the new […]

General strike for more pay and less privatisation

A general strike by unions closed down much of Paraguay yesterday. The unions are calling for a 25% pay rise rather than the 10% offered and are demanding that President […]

Horacio Cartes names his Cabinet

President –elect Horacio Cartes has named his Cabinet as he finalises plans to take up office on 15th August. The President and his Colorado party won the general election on […]