South America
List PR

3rd Apr, 2017Interior 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. […] more ->

25th Feb, 2015IMF 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 […] more ->

3rd Jan, 2015Santiago 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 […] more ->

27th Mar, 2014General 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 […] more ->

13th Aug, 2013Horacio 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 […] more ->

9th Jun, 2013Real GDP to grow at 11% in 2013 and normalize at 4.6% in 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded a staff visit to Paraguay and found the economy rebounding in 2013 from a contraction in 2012. The fund says that “Agricultural production, […] more ->

22nd Apr, 2013Horacio Cartes is new President of Paraguay

After a break of five years the Colorado Party, which ruled Paraguay from 1947 to 2008, are back in power. The National Republican Association – Colorado Party (ANR) candidate Horacio […] more ->

21st Apr, 2013Elections take place in Paraguay today

A general election in Paraguay takes place today with 3,516,273 eligible voters able to vote for a President, Vice-President, 45 Senators, 80 Deputies and 17 governors of Departments. Although the […] more ->

20th Mar, 2013Colorado Party candidate takes lead in Presidential election

With the Presidential election taking place on 21st April the race for the top post is closing. The opposition Colorado Party candidate, Horacio Cartes, is leading in the latest opinion […] more ->

31st Jan, 2013Paraguay seeks observer status at Alliance of the Pacific

Paraguay has formally applied to become an observer state of the Alliance of the Pacific. The move comes as the four member states announce that they have agreed to liberalise […] more ->