Cartes, a former soft-drink and tobacco executive, said his decision not to run was inspired by Pope Francis’s call for peace and dialogue in Paraguay.
Military and defence industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.
“Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the beginning of March.
Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.
China has not previously imposed any specific environmental taxes, and the new levy will replace an earlier system of miscellaneous charges that are regarded as far too low to deter polluters.