Paraguay sent the Army after at least 18 people were killed and over eighty wounded, many of them seriously, on Friday in armed clashes that erupted when police tried to evict landless peasant farmers squatting a privately-owned farm in Paraguay, officials said.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo admitted on Tuesday fathering a second child when he was a Roman Catholic bishop, in an apparent effort to limit damage from the latest paternity scandal to emerge during his four-year-old presidency.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo returns home this week after a two-week” tour of Asia where he went in search of new markets for Paraguay’s two largest exports, beef and soy.
A huge orchestra comprising 700 children from seven Latin American countries, plus China and South Korea, played music from the soundtrack of “The Mission” as the Iguazú Falls shared by Argentina and Brazil were officially inaugurated one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo currently visiting India proposed an exchange of food for investment and technology. Lugo was received by President Pratibha Patil and later by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Three former Uruguayan presidents recommended the current administration that without abandoning Mercosur, it should look at major trade blocks associations but at the same time a strong self criticism is needed because maybe the problem is not in Mercosur but in Uruguay.
Amerisur Resources Plc, the oil and gas producer and explorer announced on Monday it has received a Prospecting Permit by Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Works and Communications for the Espartillar block in the Paraguayan Chaco.
Taiwan will continue to cooperate with Latin America as long as the relation is fair, legal and effective, said re-elected president Ma Ying Jeou who also described that links with Beijing will continue to be: “no unification, no independence and no arms”.
Paraguay’s meat exports totalled 285 million dollars in the first four months of the year, which makes it the second best four-months for the industry in recent years, said German Ruiz, head of the country’s Rural Association.
Uruguay’s Vice-president Danilo Astori said Mercosur is going through its worst moment in history because some of its members in practical terms “are denying the most basic principles”.