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 CHARLES BRAY's Paragua Journal
In June 1992 a new constitution, which forbids re-election of the president, was approved as Paraguay moved towards democracy and attempted to redress such problems as the land question and a redistribution of the budget.
In view of Paraguay’s turbulent history it is not surprising that the economy developed slowly after an initial spurt in the mid-19th century.
The bank, under its President, Washington Ashwell, was accused of involvement in the fraudulent transfer of $16m from a bankrupt Paraguayan bank to a private account in the United States.
www.greatestcities.com /users/cbray5003/South_America/Paraguay   (3374 words)

  
 Uruguay, country, South America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Uruguay is a republic with a president who is elected for a five-year term and serves both as chief of state and head of government.
Paraguay, under Francisco Solano López, came to the assistance of the Blancos, whereupon Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay formed a tripartite alliance against Paraguay (see Triple Alliance, War of the).
Sanguinetti was returned to the presidency by a slim margin in the 1994 elections, and also had to form a coalition; he sought cutbacks in Uruguay’s bankrupt social security program and modest amounts of privatization.
www.bartleby.com /65/ur/Uruguay.html   (1883 words)

  
 JANM/INRP-Timeline-Paraguay
The Immigration Act of Paraguay of 1903 is enacted, restricting the entrance of "fl and yellow races." In 1921, Paraguay and Japan agree that the "yellow race" does not apply to the Japanese people in Article 14 of the Constitution.
On November 7, Paraguayan-Japanese relations are established, during the reign of Emperor Yoshihito of Japan and presidency of José P. Montero of Paraguay.
The 50th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Paraguay is celebrated with the presence of Prince Hitachi and Princess Hanako of Japan.
www.janm.org /projects/inrp/english/time_paraguay.htm   (425 words)

  
 Timeline Paraguay
Juan Jose Torres, ousted as president of Bolivia in 1971, was kidnapped by a death squad in Argentina and killed.
Luis Gonzalez Macchi, a former Senate leader appointed president in March 1999 after the resignation of Raul Cubas amid a political crisis stemming from the assassination of the country's vice president.
Presidents from Colombia and other countries in the region gave Duarte his first official business as they signed the "Declaration of Asuncion" pledging a political alliance in the war on drugs.
www.timelines.ws /countries/PARAGUAY.HTML   (1898 words)

  
 Paraguay grants immunity to ex-president
Paraguay's new government said Cubas had immunity from prosecution in connection with the deaths of six people during last week's protests demanding his resignation.
Brazil granted political asylum to Cubas and said it was dispatching a plane to retrieve him from its embassy in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, a statement from the foreign ministry said.
Paraguay's political turmoil erupted Tuesday with the ambush slaying of Vice President Luis Maria Argana.
www.th-record.com /1999/03/30/paraguay.htm   (335 words)

  
 Paraguay (09/05)
Oviedo became the Colorado candidate for president in the 1998 election, but when the Supreme Court upheld in April his conviction on charges related to the 1996 coup attempt, he was not allowed to run and remained in confinement.
Paraguay's highly centralized government was fundamentally changed by the 1992 constitution, which provides for a division of powers.
Paraguay is a partner in hemispheric initiatives to improve counternarcotics cooperation, combat money laundering, trafficking in persons, and other illicit cross-border activities, and adequately protect intellectual property rights.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1841.htm   (3173 words)

  
 August 15: Likely Ill-Fated President-elect Takes Office Tonight at Ceremony in Paraguay
Although the last two presidents — both Colorados — were impeached, the candidate of this dominant but deeply divided party has triumphed once again, despite the fact that he played a crucial role in prolonging the administration of his predecessor, the second president in a row to face impeachment on corruption charges.
Paraguay is a convenient transshipment site for cocaine and for precursor chemicals because of its proximity to Bolivia and its many small airstrips found in the eastern part of the country.
President Macchi had appointed new officials to the Social Security Institute and the National Development Bank to aid his successor in his anti-corruption efforts, and already five people have been charged with defrauding the Paraguayan government of roughly $500,000.
www.coha.org /NEW_PRESS_RELEASES/New_Press_Releases_2003/03.55_Ill-fated_President_in_Paraguay.htm   (3517 words)

  
 ADA Tours :: Paraguay :: Paraguay's President
Paraguay became independent in 1811 and has a democratic government for about 9 years.
He was commander-in-chief of the armed forces and grabbed the power, finishing an era of political disorder of 40 presidents.
On 3 February 1989, General Andres Rodriguez took over the governmental power and in May of the same year was elected by 70% of the population as the first democratic president of Paraguay.
www.adatours.com /destinations/par_president.html   (103 words)

  
 CNN - Paraguay gets new president as military leader flees to Argentina - March 29, 1999
ASUNCION, Paraguay (CNN) -- As Luis Gonzalez Macchi took over the presidency of Paraguay to the cheers of jubilant crowds, the country's former army chief Lino Oviedo was reportedly being detained by police after he fled to Argentina.
Paraguay emerged from the brutal 35-year dictatorship of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner 10 years ago and held its second free elections in half a century last year.
Paraguay, long an embarrassment to its reforming Latin American neighbors for its endemic corruption and smuggling, had risked expulsion from the Mercosur trade bloc, which demands its members be functioning democracies.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/americas/9903/29/paraguay.01   (886 words)

  
 Vice President (of Paraguay) assasinated, Plunging Paraguay into Turmoil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
ASUNCION, March 23 (AFP) - Vice President Luis Maria Argana, a bitter rival of Paraguay's president, was killed in a hail of bullets Tuesday by gunmen in military uniform, plunging the South American nation into turmoil.
President Raul Cubas, who took office for a four-year term last August, ordered the nation's borders sealed, and barred airplanes from entering or leaving the country, aspolice hunted the assassins.
But the vice president's supporters in the sharply divided Colorado ruling party immediately pointed fingers at Cubas and his political mentor, populist retired general Lino Oviedo.
www.infomanage.com /latinamerica/paraguay/a36f850174d44.htm   (689 words)

  
 [09 Jun 1998]: PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OF PARAGUAY
The President said he was sorry the Republicans had not budged in their position towards the fight on drugs.
Responding to a question regarding the use of insecticides and biological agents, General Ayala said Paraguay did not use substances that were harmful to nature because they injured the ecosystem.
Paraguay had decided not to use them and even though it was more work to destroy the marijuana plants in the jungle, "we have the satisfaction that no one can accuse us of using those substances that are harmful to the ecosystem".
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/1998/19980609.paraguay.html   (945 words)

  
 JURIST - Paraguay: Paraguayan Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
Paraguay is a constitutional republic with three branches of government.
The President is the Head of Government and Head of State; he is popularly elected to a five year term and cannot succeed himself.
Colorado Party Senator Luis Gonzalez Macchi assumed the presidency in March 1999; in August 2000, voters elected Julio Cesar Franco of the Liberal Party to be Vice President.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/paraguay.htm   (432 words)

  
 Hispanic American Center for Economic Research - Paraguay: News from a kidnapping
Paraguay's current president, Nicanor Duarte Frutos, and its attorney-general, Oscar Latorre, believe the answer to both questions is yes.
Last year, the police detained a Brazilian who had lived in Paraguay for 15 years and who is wanted on drugs charges in the United States; the police think he was selling arms to the FARC in return for drugs.
The president has promised to use the army to tackle crime, and to recruit 12,000 extra police (for which he lacks the funds).
www.hacer.org /current/Colo039.php   (479 words)

  
 USAID CP '98: Paraguay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paraguay is a young and emerging free market democracy of 4.6 million people facing formidable political, economic, environmental, and social challenges.
Paraguay's mismanagement of natural resources, including rampant deforestation, and a high population growth rate are obstacles to creating employment and providing basic services.
Paraguay is third in the world, after Brazil and China, in absolute number of hectares of land cleared per year.
www.info.usaid.gov /pubs/cp98/lac/countries/py.htm   (3719 words)

  
 Alfredo Stroessner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Avzarrabel, a relative by marriage to the country's former dictator Alfredo Stroessner, served as Paraguay's honorary consul in Geneva from 1979 to 1989.
He served as President and dictator of Paraguay from 1954 to 1989.
Stroessner's own Colorado Party grew angry with him, and he was deposed on 1989 by a member of the Colorado Party, General Andrés Rodríguez.
www.wikiverse.org /alfredo-stroessner   (288 words)

  
 Duarte sworn in as new president in Paraguay
ASUNCION, Aug 15 (AFP) - Nicanor Duarte was sworn in as the new president of Paraguay on Friday, facing tough challenges from jump-starting the economy to bolstering public trust eroded by recent corruption cases.
Duarte, 46, who won Paraguay's April 27 election, has belonged since the age of 14 to the Colorado Party, which has run the country since 1947.
Duarte was appointed vice minister of education at an early age in the 1989-1993 post-Alfredo Stroessner government of General Andres Rodriguez, later rising to education minister in the 1993-1998 government of president Juan Carlos Wasmosy.
quickstart.clari.net /qs_se/webnews/wed/bf/Qparaguay.RQvx_DaF.html   (283 words)

  
 Paraguay travel information
Map of Paraguay - A large (346 K) shaded relief map from the PCL Map Collection.
Paraguay - A Country Study - Comprehensive book-length information from the Library of Congress.
Paraguay - categorized index of sites related to the country.
www.nvmundo.com /travelinfo/paraguay.htm   (198 words)

  
 Paraguay
Eastern Paraguay, between the Paraná and Paraguay rivers, is upland country with the thickest population settled on the grassy slope that inclines toward the Paraguay River.
Paraguay was governed by three dictators during the first 60 years of independence.
Paraguay's government sought to clean up the political system by bringing to trial political and military figures suspected of human rights violations, corruption, or other crimes.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107879.html   (715 words)

  
 Stroessner, Alfredo --  Encyclopædia Britannica
His presidency, which lasted until his overthrow in a coup in 1989, was the longest period of unbroken rule by one individual in a Latin American country in the 20th century.
Paraguay is governed under a constitution written in 1967.
The president serves as head of state and government and is popularly elected for a five-year term.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9069981   (610 words)

  
 México - Presidencia de la República | Actividades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The president of Paraguay said that he would like to see the two countries sign a free trade agreement and President Fox offered to step up progress in negotiations toward an economic complementarity agreement with Paraguay, as an intermediate step toward a free trade agreement.
In a spirit of comradeship, President Fox congratulated Nicanor Duarte on his new responsibility at the head of the government of Paraguay, a country with which Mexico shares a cultural affinity that is to be strengthened.
At this meeting, the president of Paraguay discussed his priorities as leader with his Mexican counterpart, including fiscal policy and the fight against corruption.
presidencia.gob.mx /actividades/index.php?contenido=6398&imprimir=true   (374 words)

  
 Paraguay 379/01 Admissible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The State adds that the democratic process that began in Paraguay in 1989 has ensured a free press, “very often with harmful effects, such as in the instant case, but they are beyond the control of the State”.
As to the State, Paraguay is a party to the Convention and, as such, is responsible on the international plane for violations of said instrument.
One of the closed cases concerns the homicide of the then-Vice President of Paraguay, Dr. Luís María Argaña, on March 23, 1999, in connection with which the petitioner was acquitted by judgment of September 15, 2000 of Criminal Court No. 2 in and for Asunción, Paraguay.
www.cidh.org /annualrep/2003eng/Paraguay.379.01.htm   (3020 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Paraguay's President Survives Impeachment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paraguay's currency, the guarani, has fallen by more than 50 percent against the dollar and the economy is expected to shrink by 4 percent this year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is currently on an official visit to France, will give a speech at 19:00 (Moscow time) this evening at a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Association of French Businessmen (MEDEF) in Paris.
President Alvaro Uribe, who has promised to crack down on the 40-year insurgency, Saturday claimed to the United Nations to give Colombia the same treatment as Iraq.
english.pravda.ru /world/2003/02/12/43296.html   (2902 words)

  
 BBC News | Americas | Paraguay president resigns
President Cubas had been facing impeachment proceedings, and his resignation comes shortly before a Senate vote was expected to remove him from office.
General Lino Oviedo, the president's ally whose release from prison prompted the impeachment proceedings, is reported to have left the country.
Large crowds of the president's opponents had gathered in the city earlier, for the funerals of four people killed in political violence on Friday.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/americas/newsid_306000/306618.stm   (382 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Paraguay's President Resigns
Cubas quit on the eve of an all-but-certain vote by Paraguay's Senate to remove him on a charge of obstructing justice.
Senate President Luis Gonzalez Macchi, the constitutionally designated replacement, was sworn in later this evening as president.
A wealthy engineer, Cubas had been president just seven months and 13 days, and was only the second freely elected civilian chief of state in the 188 years since Paraguay's independence.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/daily/march99/paraguay29.htm   (545 words)

  
 Paraguay Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paraguay has no known oil or natural gas reserves but is a major producer and exporter of hydroelectric power.
The Republic of Paraguay is extensively integrated with the economies of its neighboring MERCOSUR members—Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
Paraguay has vast hydropower potential, with two large hydroelectric plants—Itaipu, one of the largest in the world, and Yacyreta.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/paraguay.html   (1663 words)

  
 Pobreza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During a visit to OAS headquarters in late September, Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte Frutos said his government was making an all-out effort to combat corruption, reduce poverty and bring about greater social equity.
“Paraguay is experiencing a political, moral and ethical rebirth after a long history of corruption and shattered dreams,” the Paraguayan leader told the ambassadors from the member states during a protocolary session of the Permanent Council.
President Duarte Frutos praised the OAS and Secretary General César Gaviria for supporting Paraguay at critical moments in its history, saying these efforts had helped bolster democracy in his country.
www.oas.org /oasnews/2003/Nov-Dec/English/art8.html   (231 words)

  
 IABG - News - The President of Paraguay visits the A380 test hall in Dresden
On Saturday, 16 October 2004, the President of Paraguay, Oscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos, visited the A380 test hall in Dresden.
The President marvelled at the final assembly of the A380, where currently approx.
Karen Rauschenbach, Project Leader for Transportation and Final Assembly at Airbus, introduced the President and his entourage (wife and son and 50 persons from Protocol, translators and bodyguards) in Spanish to the world of the A380.
www.iabg.de /presse/aktuelles/mitteilungen/200410_a380_test_hall_president_paraguay_en.php   (137 words)

  
 Rodriguez Pedotti, Andres --  Encyclopædia Britannica
April 21, 1997, New York, N.Y.), served (1989-93) as president of Paraguay after leading the coup that overthrew the nearly 35-year-old dictatorship of Gen. Alfredo Stroessner.
president of Venezuela from 1974 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1993.
As the first ruler of independent Paraguay, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia pursued a policy of self-sufficiency that left the nation both isolated and without alternative political institutions.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9114869?tocId=9114869   (622 words)

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