Paraguay

Paraguay
Tuesday, September 14th 2010 - 03:43 UTC

Paraguayan president health condition causes unrest among lawmakers

Lugo shows symptoms of patients undergoing chemotherapy

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo undergoing treatment for a lymphatic cancer is limiting activities to “administrative affairs” while a growing number of opposition lawmakers are seriously considering requesting his resignation or a larger share of responsibilities with his Vice-President Federico Franco.

Friday, September 10th 2010 - 03:15 UTC

Paraguay’s tourism revenue in 2009 totalled 204 million US dollars

A view of the capital Asuncion next to the river Paraguay

Foreign tourists left an estimated 204 million US dollars in land-locked Paraguay in 2009, according to figures made public by the head of the Tourism Office Liz Cramer, during a seminar held this week at the Central Bank.

Thursday, September 9th 2010 - 23:03 UTC

FT describes Uruguay and Paraguay as “Latin America’s impressive little guys”

Presidents Jose “Pepe” Mujica and Fernando Lugo

Under the heading of “Latin America’s impressive little guys, Uruguay and Paraguay”, the Financial Times praises the two countries for “punching above their weight” and catching the attention of foreign corporate investors.

Wednesday, September 8th 2010 - 01:53 UTC

Paraguay vaccinating against FMD; fears about Bolivia’s cattle sanitary condition

Almost three quarters of Paraguay’s cattle have been vaccinated against FMD

Paraguay has already vaccinated 74% of its cattle heard against foot and mouth disease FMD, which is considered very positive, but there are lingering doubts about the sanitary situation in Bolivia that remains a threat for Mercosur, the world’s leading exporter of beef.

Wednesday, September 1st 2010 - 02:13 UTC

Timerman visits Paraguay, announces two new bridges linking with Argentina

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo and Hector Timerman

Argentina’s Foreign Affaire minister Hector Timerman announced Tuesday in Asuncion the construction of two new bridges linking Argentina with Paraguay and the upgrading of an existing one.

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.

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