Paraguay

Paraguay
Thursday, August 26th 2010 - 03:24 UTC

With strong farm sector recovery Paraguay economy forecasted to grow 9%

The country is among the world’s leading exporters of soy beans

Paraguay raised its 2010 economic growth forecast to 9% from 6% on an improved agricultural production outlook, the central bank said this week. This would be the Paraguayan economy largest annual expansion in almost three decades.

Wednesday, August 18th 2010 - 03:51 UTC

Paraguay meat exports reach 530 million USD in seven months

Chile and Russia are the main clients for Paraguayan beef

Mercosur junior member Paraguay exported over 100.000 tons of beef generating 395 million US dollars during the first seven months of 2010, according to the country’s National Animal Health and Food Quality Service, Senacsa.

Monday, August 16th 2010 - 04:44 UTC

Paraguayan president while under treatment must avoid contact with people

Fernando Lugo must return to Sao Paulo in six weeks to check on the evolution of the disease

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo, currently under chemotherapy treatment should concentrate his activities to Government House and avoid mingling with people and exposed to dust in his trips to the interior of the country, warns a member of his medical team.

Saturday, August 14th 2010 - 08:23 UTC

Lugo returns to Paraguay; Sunday he meets presidents Morales and Mujica

Doctors are optimistic about the evolution of President Lugo’s treatment

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo is expected Saturday morning back in the capital Asunción from Sao Paulo where he underwent a first treatment of chemotherapy after earlier in the week he was diagnosed with a lymphoma which has extended to the chest and a vertebrae.

Wednesday, August 11th 2010 - 06:04 UTC

Paraguayan president under treatment in Sao Paulo oncology clinic

The Bishop-president following medical tests in Asunción

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has undergone oncology tests at a leading hospital in Sao Paulo under the supervision of a team of four Brazilian and one Paraguayan professional headed by President Lula da Silva chief medic, Dr. Roberto Kalil Filho.

Tuesday, August 10th 2010 - 01:02 UTC

Lugo not to abandon term of office in spite of treatment for cancer

The Paraguayan leader begins treatment Tuesday in Sao Paulo

Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo has a second lymphoma nodule in his chest, doctors assured some days after revealing he had cancer. Sources stated that he is not to abandon his term of office.

Saturday, August 7th 2010 - 05:31 UTC

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo diagnosed with lymphoma

Next Tuesday Lugo will be travelling to Sao Paulo for further testing

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo, 59, has been diagnosed with a lymphoma following the biopsy of an inguinal ganglion extracted Wednesday. He will be travelling to Brazil next Tuesday to continue with lab tests and to decide future steps.

Friday, August 6th 2010 - 00:50 UTC

Paraguay Senate waiting for political deal, postpones vote on Unasur membership

Paraguayan Vice president Federico Franco

The Paraguayan Senate under opposition control postponed the consideration of Paraguay’s incorporation to Unasur, Union of South American Nations, without any mediate timetable to review the issue. The Senate also has it its “frozen” agenda a vote on Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur as full member.

Tuesday, July 27th 2010 - 20:04 UTC

Paraguay downplays derogatory references from Brazilian politicians

Presidential hopeful Serra said Brazil was doing “philanthropy” with its poor neighbours

Paraguayan officials downplayed statements by Brazil’s main opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra who said that Brazil is doing “philanthropy with Paraguay and Bolivia”.

Friday, July 23rd 2010 - 00:14 UTC

Extreme cold kills hundreds of cattle; thousands at risk in Paraguay and Chile

Most cattle dead in Paraguay are calves which suffered a hypothermic shock

Cattle breeders in Paraguay and Chilean are suffering the consequences of a particularly severe austral winter which has killed hundreds of cattle and threatens the lives of tens of thousands more.

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