Paraguay’s vote in support of Venezuela’s full integration to Mercosur seems more distant than ever as was confirmed by the country’s Senate Foreign Relations committee to Brazilian ambassador Eduardo Dos Santos.
Over a billion dollars have poured to the Paraguayan private sector, mostly under the ‘maquila’ system in the last three years according to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The sale of power from landlocked Paraguay to Uruguay remains in suspense given a “difference” in the toll price for the use of the Argentine grid to deliver the power.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo's lymphatic cancer is still in remission, one of his doctors said on Friday a day after the leader cancelled a trip to Peru and went to Brazil for early routine medical tests.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo travelled to Brazil on Thursday bringing forward a routine check-up following his cancer treatment last year and cancelling a planned trip to Peru due to a severe cold.
Paraguay beat Venezuela 5-3 on penalties to reach the Copa America final after regulation and extra-time produced a goalless draw. The Wednesday night match played in the Malvinas Argentina stadium of the city of Mendoza ended with a general brawl among some players and assistants.
The presidency of the Paraguayan delegation at the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur called on Argentina to improve the ‘reduced’ price it currently pays for surplus power from the shared hydroelectric dam of Yacyretá.
Paraguay's opposition-controlled Congress rejected a constitutional reform that would have let President Fernando Lugo run for re-election. The reform drive, led by Lugo's supporters, proved controversial in a country where many people have painful memories of General Alfredo Stroessner's 35-year dictatorship.
The sale of power from landlocked Paraguay to Uruguay continues to be delayed because Argentina has come up with more demands before it allows transmission through its grid, according to Paraguayan officials.
Argentina is delaying the sale of Paraguayan power to the Uruguayan market (which must cross Argentine territory) for reasons ‘as least publicly’ unknown for both sides interested in the deal, according to the Uruguayan and Paraguayan press.