NASA Engineer Visits Paraguay

Miércoles, 26 de abril – 18:00hs. – Salón Auditorio “Prof. Dr. Luis Berganza”- Campus UNA San Lorenzo Miércoles, 26 de abril – 19:30hs. – Biblioteca de la Facultad Politécnica- Campus UNA San Lorenzo Jueves, 27 de abril -19:00 hs.- Sociedad Científica del Paraguay (Andres Barbero esq. Artigas) La Ingeniera Sandra Cauffman, Directora Adjunta de la ...
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs visits Paraguay

The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs  of the Department of State, Kurt Tong visited Paraguay from November 30th to December 1st,  2015. During his visit, Tong met with Paraguayan officials and private sector representatives to address economic and trade issues, in addition to moving forward with discussions of ...
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Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, John Melle visits Paraguay

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, John M. Melle, visited Paraguay to participate in a Joint Commission on Trade and Investment meeting in Asuncion. This meeting was a follow up to the commitment made during the political and economic dialogue between Paraguay and the US. that took place in June 2015 in Washington, ...
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Ambassador Bassett visits the Mbaracayu Nature Reserve and surrounding areas

U.S. Ambassador Leslie Ann Bassett paid a visit to the Mbaracayu Forest Nature Reserve and surrounding areas. During her first tour to this important remnant of the Atlantic Forest, Ambassador Bassett visited the surrounding communities of Santa Rosami and Chupapou that are developing water management models with support from the USAID. During her tour, Ambassador ...
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English Micro-scholarships Graduation Ceremony

Eighty outstanding English micro-scholarship recipients, from economically disadvantaged families, graduated last Monday in a ceremony held at the ”Teatro de las Americas”, of the Paraguayan-American Binational Center (CCPA.) Graduates successfully completed a three-year English as a second language program, offered by the US Embassy in Paraguay; with the support of private Paraguayan companies, associated with ...
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The United States Signs Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights with the Government of Paraguay

Washington, D.C. – The United States and Paraguay signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on intellectual property rights (IPR) during today’s meeting of the United States-Paraguay Partnership Dialogue at the Department of State.  As part of the MOU, Paraguay has committed to take specific steps to improve its IPR protection and enforcement environment. Additionally, the ...
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Joint Statement from the U.S.-Paraguay Political and Economic Dialogue

On June 18, Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom and Paraguayan Minister of External Relations Eladio Loizaga held a United States – Paraguay Political and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C.  The dialogue was an opportunity for our two nations to discuss strong bilateral relations, regional and global cooperation, and a comprehensive partnership to strengthen democratic ...
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Visit to Pedro Juan Caballero and Chaco

On the first day of her trip, Ambassador Bassett visited Pedro Juan Caballero. This was  first visit to this city. During her stay, Bassett met with local authorities, visited a dairy cooperative, and made a book donation to the library of the Catholic University. In addition, the Ambassador met with local journalists to dialogue with ...
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Protecting the Creativity

Since 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has celebrated April 26 as World Intellectual Property Day – a day to promote awareness and expand protection of intellectual property across the world.  April 26 also marks the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. This year’s ...
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Ambassador visits Alto Parana

This week, Ambassador Leslie Bassett toured the eastern region of Paraguay. She mentioned that this has been pending since her arrival to Paraguay, adding: “I had heard a lot about the dynamism of this region and its people. I’m glad to be here. ” During her visit, Bassett met with the Governor of Alto Parana, ...
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U.S. provides $50,000 for Concepción

The US government , through USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID/Paraguay, provided $50,000 through to the Adventist Development Relief Agency to distribute emergency relief items—such as hygiene kits, bedding and mattresses, food preparation supplies, and fuel—to affected households. In addition, USAID/OFDA activated local surge capacity consultants to provide initial analysis of the ...
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Ambassador meets Young Indigenous Leaders

Ambassador Leslie Bassett met yesterday with the five Young Indigenous Leaders who recently returned from the United States. These young people, selected by the Embassy, ​​traveled to Tucson (Arizona), with all expenses paid, under the “Institute of American Studies Student Leaders” program, in the months of January and February of this year. During the meeting ...
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Winning Institutions of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Funding

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the winners of the Santander Bank-sponsored competition of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. The nine winning institutions involve university partnerships between the United States and Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, and Mexico. West Virginia University US Partner – Universidad Nacional de Asunción ...
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Operation Smile Paraguay

Ambassador Leslie Bassett highlighted that the American initiative Operation Smile, “has the support of the best Paraguayan doctors and volunteers” and described the work they do as “impressive”. The U.S. Ambassador visited the Central Military Hospital of Sajonia, accompanied by USAID/Paraguay Director, Fernando Cossich, with whom she walked the hospital corridors, greeting the young patients ...
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Donation of ten Drug Detection Dogs and presentation of certificates

This morning, Ambassador Leslie Bassett, donated ten drug detection dogs to the National Anti-Drugs Agency (SENAD) and to the Paraguayan National Police. These dogs have been trained in the United States to sniff out illicit drugs and will become part of the mentioned institution’s canine units.  In addition, Ambassador Bassett handed out certificates to 12 ...
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Embassy signs MoU with the Ministry of Education

This morning Ambassador, Leslie Bassett, and the Paraguayan Minister of Education, Dr. Marta Lafuente, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement will facilitate and  formalize several cooperation projects in areas of common interest. With the signing of this agreement, the U.S. Embassy will continue working on several programs in the area of English teaching, both ...
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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Visits Paraguay

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will make his first official visit to Paraguay January 27-29, 2015. The Objective of the Secretary’s visit is to highlight the commitment of the U.S. in working with Paraguay and the region based on a relationship of mutual trust, respect, and interests.  Both nations share a commitment to ...
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Ambassador Bassett presented her Credentials

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Ambassador Leslie A. Bassett presented her credentials to President Horacio Cartes during a formal ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Asunción.  She then proceeded to the Pantheon of Heroes for the traditional laying of a wreath. Ms. Bassett was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new Ambassador to Paraguay ...
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