HC Deb 19 February 1872 vol 209 c652

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, in order to protect British interests in the present unhappy condition of Paraguay, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to appoint a Consul at Assuncion?


Sir, there is, I believe, no question at present with regard to the appointment of any Consul at Assuncion; but I am glad to inform the hon. Member for Lambeth (Mr. M'Arthur) that from information recently received it would seem that Paraguay is recovering from her disasters, and Senor Falcon, the Paraguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs, has just announced that a Constitutional Vice President has been elected, and that his appointment is looked upon as a guarantee for the prosperity of the Republic.