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5th April 2016 Asuncion, Paraguay

Martin Burt

Fundador & CEO Fundación Paraguaya

Paraguay Knowledge Exports

Little known Paraguay has caught a few headlines in recent years for leading South American countries in economic growth, beating Argentina in beef exports, becoming the world’s first exporter of hydroelectricity, having the world’s third largest river barge fleet, and becoming the world’s 4th largest soybean exporter. What is not known, however, is that Paraguay […]

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16th March 2016 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Paraguay Hackathon discovers young talent

I recently attended my first Hakathon in Asuncion. It was an enjoyable and fascinating experience.  The event was organised by the Embassy in association with a local NGO, the Centro de Estudios Ambientales y Sociales (CEAMSO). The competition brought together some 40 young people divided into 14 teams. They were tasked with finding innovative solutions […]

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19th January 2016 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Keeping busy! Priorities for 2016

BE Asuncion Team

Happy New Year to all our readers! First of all I would like to welcome Nick White, our new Deputy Head of Mission (DHM), to the Embassy team. He comes to us with previous Paraguay experience – a real plus – and is married to a Paraguayan – an even bigger plus! I’ll leave Nick […]

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9th December 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Robin Shackell

Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Asuncion

Three years in Paraguay

As the wheels touched down in Asuncion late on on 3 January 2013, my mind rehearsed the lines I had prepared about the UK re-opening its Embassy after an 8 year gap. No press on this occasion so we make our way to the first new “Embassy”, room 109 of Hotel La Mision, which was […]

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4th November 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

UK Universities Fair was a GREAT success

The first ever UK universities fair in Paraguay took place in Asunción on 9-10 October at two prestigious venues: the Central Bank and the Colegio Americano (ASA).  It was a GREAT success. 15 UK universities signed up, double the number initially expected. The universities were overwhelmed by the high turnout and impressed by the quality […]

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6th July 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Promoting Paraguay in the UK

Out latest blog focuses on one of our Embassy priorities: promoting more trade and investment in Paraguay. Benjamin Hawksbee, a key member of our team who manages the new British Business Centre located in the Embassy, talks about the exciting initiatives he is taking in partnership with a rejuvenated British Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce to […]

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9th June 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Rugby is GREAT

10 June marks 100 days to go until the start of the Rugby World Cup, which the Embassy duly celebrated in Asunción at a special launch event. The tournament will be held in England and Wales from 18 September to 31 October.  The eighth World Cup will be the most popular, the most televised, the […]

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9th June 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Rugby is GREAT

El 10 de junio faltarán 100 días para el inicio de la Copa Mundial de Rugby (RWC por sus siglas en inglés). En mayo, la Embajada marcó ese día en un evento de lanzamiento de la copa. El torneo que va desde el 18 de septiembre al 31 de octubre, se celebrará en Inglaterra y Gales. Esta […]

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27th May 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Getting ‘out and about’

Ambassadors tend to live and work in capital cities – not surprising, as that is where most government ministries and business people operate. Asuncion is no exception. Like many Ambassadors I spend a lot of time in official meetings and diplomatic receptions of one sort or another. These provide good opportunities for progressing Embassy business. […]

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31st March 2015 Asuncion, Paraguay

Jeremy Hobbs

by Jeremy Hobbs

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Great British Music hits Asunción

The last few weeks has seen the ‘Best of British’ music on display in Asunción as never before. Singers Joss Stone, James Blunt and the legendary Robert Plant performed for the first time in Paraguay; as did bands like The Kooks, Kasabian, Alt-J and Bastille. The Asunciónico music festival – a fantastic two-day extravaganza – […]

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