Paraguay summer and winter crops in 2010 totalled 12.688.908 tons establishing a new record according to agronomist Luis Cubilla from the Agriculture Biotechnology Institute. The last best harvest was in 2008 with 10.5 million tons.
The Paraguayan Senate is expected to finally vote for the incorporation of Venezuela as Mercosur full member next week following intense political negotiations. Paraguay’s vote is decisive to complete the Venezuelan membership process since lawmakers of the other Mercosur countries Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil have already approved the incorporation.
Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo and the team of Brazilian and Paraguayan doctors who are treating him for lymphatic cancer symbolically champagne-toasted with mineral water the last session of chemotherapy, which apparently has been successful.
Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur as full member seems closer as the Paraguayan Senate readies to consider the issue following on political agreements worked out by President Fernando Lugo.
Paraguay's Foreign Minister, Héctor Lacognata, summoned US Ambassador in Asunción Liliana Ayalde to express the concerns raised among the Paraguayan government after Wikileaks reported that US diplomats have been conducting numerous espionage activities within the country.
London's Natural History Museum has suspended a planned expedition to a remote region of Paraguay after protests that it might disturb one of the world's last uncontacted tribes.
The US explorer who discovered the world’s biggest copper deposit in Chile has staked a claim in Paraguay to what he says may be the largest titanium find, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, who has cancer returned home to resume his duties on Wednesday after undergoing emergency treatment in a Brazilian hospital over the weekend. He has a full cabinet meeting planned for Thursday.
Paraguay's cancer-stricken president Fernando Lugo is “lucid, ”perfectly fine” and will not require surgery at this point, his doctor said Sunday. The president is currently undergoing treatment at the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in San Paolo, Brazil.
Rio Tinto Alcan presented the Paraguayan government a project for the construction of an industrial park which is to complement the aluminium plant it is planning to start in the land-locked Mercosur member country.