Paraguay

Paraguay
Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Paraguay with record 2014 beef exports, but faces Russian situation next year

“It's a historic record, we could never imagine these numbers only a couple of years ago” said Idoyaga, head of Senacsa

Paraguay twelve-month accumulated meat and meat products exports (mostly beef) reached 1.6bn dollars according to primary information said the head of the country's National quality and health animal services, Senacasa, Hugo Idoyaga, which represents a 20% increase in value over the 1.3 bn. dollars of 2013.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 05:18 UTC

Blackout for Paraguay's hydrocarbons hopes in Chaco drillings

Hydrocarbon flow testing has been hampered by mechanical failures due to poor hole conditions said chairman Peter Levine

President Energy slumped by as much as a third on Monday following an update on testing of the Silurian Santa Rosa and Devonian Icla reservoirs in the Lapacho well in Paraguay's Chaco. A test of Santa Rosa was cut short, although management reckons that it can be commercialized, and a test of Icla recovered only gas and no oil.

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 00:22 UTC

Paraguay: Arlan Fick speaks about his kidnapping by the EPP

Arlan Fick was released by EPP (Pic Reuters)

The teenager said he was never cold and that he befriended national policeman Edelio Morinigo, who is still held hostage by the rebels.

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 01:04 UTC

Paraguay's first intelligence service created

President Horacio Cartes creates Paraguay's first intelligece service

The new national security network is aimed at detecting and neutralizing threats from domestic and international terrorist groups.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:34 UTC

Minister Swire underlines business opportunities for UK companies in Paraguay

Swire recalled British engineers helped transform Paraguay into one of the leading industrial powers in the region: railways, shipyards, a foundry and an arsenal.

UK Minister for Latin America, Hugo Swire, spoke of the growing presence of UK in Latin America and more specifically on the expanding links with Paraguay. Minister Swire said UK was determined to deepen its commercial ties with a rising Latin America and described Paraguay as a perfect trade and investment partner for UK, particularly since British oil industry has struck oil in the Chaco region.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:24 UTC

UK company confirms discovery of oil in the Paraguayan Chaco

“Whilst we are most satisfied with this discovery, President is now focused on drilling down to the original target which still lies in front of us”, said Levine

President Energy announced on Monday it has discovered good oil-bearing zones at its Lapacho drill in the Paraguayan Chaco and confirms strong hydrocarbon pay at its Jacaranda well.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 06:20 UTC

Pope Francis removes Opus Dei bishop accused of protecting pedophile priest

While an ongoing Vatican investigation, Livieres Plano promoted a priest in his diocese who had been accused of sexual abuse while serving in the United States.

Pope Francis has dismissed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who was accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people in the United States, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 05:28 UTC

Mercosur/Pacific Alliance foreign ministers plan to meet in Chile in November

“Mercosur must look outwards and stop looking at its belly button”, said Loizaga on announcing the meeting.

Foreign affairs ministers from Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance will be meeting next 24 November in Santiago de Chile to explore a possible integration between the two blocks according to Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga.

Wednesday, September 10th 2014 - 04:29 UTC

Paraguay argues that soccer was first played by Guarani tribes, according to Jesuit reports

Jesuit chroniclers from the 17th, 18th Century wrote about a ball game played on foot called “mangai”.(Pic Conmebol)

The Guarani tribes that lived in South America in the 17th century used to play a sport similar to soccer when the Jesuits arrived to establish their missions, claims a video based on historical documents released by Paraguay’s Secretary for Culture. Entitled “The Guaranies invented soccer,” the video collects findings made by anthropologists who studied the Jesuits’ legacy in the country.

Monday, September 1st 2014 - 10:52 UTC

Paraguay becomes world's eight exporter of beef; Argentina drops to position 11

The Paraguayan Rural Association plans to double cattle slaughtering by 2020

Paraguay has moved to eighth world exporter of beef and is planning to double the number of cattle slaughtered by 2020, according to the country's Rural Association, ARP. Last year 2.2million head of cattle were slaughtered in Paraguay, and 73% of the beef was exported while the rest was domestic consumption.

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