Tag: Paraguay

Destiny Unites Us, Paraguay Leader Says as Taiwan Ties Hang in Balance

TAIPEI—Paraguay and Taiwan are united by destiny, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo said on Thursday during a visit to the island ahead of an election in April that could see the Latin American country ditch Taipei for Beijing. Paraguay is one of only 14 countries to have formal diplomatic relations with Chinese-claimed Taiwan, and Beijing has…


Paraguay Seeks $1 Billion Investment From Taiwan to Help It Resist China’s Pressure

President Mario Abdo Benitez of Paraguay has said that his nation requires $1 billion in investment from Taiwan to help the Paraguayan government resist pressure to switch diplomatic recognition to China. Benitez said in an interview with the Financial Times on Sept. 29 that his government was working with Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen to ensure that…


Paraguay Seeks $1 Billion Investment From Taiwan to Help It Resists China’s Pressure

President Mario Abdo Benitez of Paraguay has said that his nation requires $1 billion in investment from Taiwan to help the Paraguayan government resist pressure to switch diplomatic recognition to China. Benitez said in an interview with the Financial Times on Sept. 29 that his government was working with Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen to ensure that…


Influencer Wife of Footballer Among Shooting Dead

A shooting at a concert in Paraguay on Sunday left two people dead including former model and influencer Cristina ‘Vita’ Aranda. Aranda, 29, is the wife of footballer Ivan Torres, a player for the Olimpia club in Paraguay. She had three young children. The other person killed in the shooting was identified by local media…


Paraguay ‘Remains Firm’ on Taiwan Ties After Nicaragua Pivots to China

ASUNCION—Paraguay remains resolute about maintaining diplomatic relations with Taiwan despite Nicaragua’s decision to shift its allegiance to China, the top adviser to the South American country’s President Mario Abdo told Reuters on Friday. China and Nicaragua reestablished diplomatic ties on Friday after the Central American country broke relations with Taiwan, boosting Beijing in a part…