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April 2013

La eleccion de Cartes – Lo que el electorado está tratando de decirnos y los desafios a futuro

Horacio Cartes, un magnate de la industria del tabaco y un novato en la política, tuvo una resonante victoria en las elecciones presidenciales de Paraguay, trayendo de vuelta al poder al Partido Colorado, agrupación política que gobernó el país durante... Continue Reading →

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Cartes wins – What the electorate is trying to tell us and what are the challenges ahead

Horacio Cartes, a tobacco tycoon and a political novice, had a resounding victory in Paraguayan presidential elections, bringing back to power the Colorado Party, which ruled the country with a tight grip on power for over sixty years until 2008.... Continue Reading →

ANR is back to power in Paraguay

All exit polls show the same overwhelming numbers positioning Horacio Cartes as the new president of Paraguay with a majority in the senate. The breakdown is as follows: Horacio Cartes: 50.8% Efrain Alegre: 37.0% Ferreiro: 5.1% We are still waiting... Continue Reading →

Election Day! – Update 1

Election day in Paraguay is today. News sources reported a calm night ahead of the election and election polls are expected to be open in a few hours. I'm posting the last poll numbers that came out this week and... Continue Reading →

International press on Paraguay Elections 2013

While the international press continues to be eclipsed by the news coming out from the recent Venezuelan elections, their eyes are slowly starting to turn to Paraguay and the upcoming elections this Sunday. Unfortunately what they found is not pretty! (to... Continue Reading →

An election without options

Paraguayans are preparing to head to the polls for presidential and congressional elections at the end of the month, but the new deals cut by the political parties to secure the majority votes have raised uproar from the population who... Continue Reading →

What really happened in Curuguaty?

What happened in Curuguaty? That’s the question that has been lingering in the minds of many Paraguayans after the controversial death of Vidal Vega, the peasant leader who was a key witness to the investigations of the Curuguaty massacre. Vidal... Continue Reading →

The Seeds of Discord

In a controversial move seen by many as proof that Monsanto meddled in Paraguay’s domestic affairs, the Franco government has approved the cultivation of genetically modified corn and cotton. On August 6, Paraguay’s Health and Social Welfare Ministry’s sanctioned the... Continue Reading →

Paraguay’s Political Crisis

In a surprisingly fast sequence of events, Paraguay’s Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from power pushing the country into the most serious political crisis of the last decade. While Mr. Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, accepted the results... Continue Reading →

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