News & Events

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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