Friday, November 19th 2010 - 04:50 UTC

Museum suspends expedition to meet uncontacted tribes in the Paraguayan Chaco

Anthropologists estimate that around 150 Ayoreos are still living a hunter-gatherer lifestyle

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.

Friday, November 5th 2010 - 03:25 UTC

Paraguay could have the world’s largest titanium reserve

David Lowell, president of CIC Resources Inc also hit the copper jackpot in Chile

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.

Thursday, October 7th 2010 - 04:50 UTC

Paraguay president back in office amid growing concerns about his full capacities

Lugo leaving Sao Pablo hospital (Pic AFP)

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.

Monday, October 4th 2010 - 00:36 UTC

Paraguayan president allegedly “recovering”, back in office next Wednesday

The former bishop is undergoing treatment for a lymphoma

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.

Saturday, October 2nd 2010 - 05:55 UTC

Rio Tinto/Alcan confirm interest in building aluminium industry in Paraguay

The 2.5 billion US dollar project was discussed in Ottawa between CEO Patrick Tobin and Foreign Affairs minister Hector Lacognata

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.

Thursday, September 23rd 2010 - 04:51 UTC

Argentina ignores Paraguay; builds new canal to pump water from shared river

Argentine ambassador in Paraguay was unaware of the dredging parallel to the Pilcomayo river

Landlocked and Mercosur member Paraguay will formally complain to its peer Argentina the non consulted and unilateral decision to build a canal adjacent to a shared river that acts as a natural border and provides both sides’ agriculture and ecosystems with a vital water supply.

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.


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