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Wednesday, May 5th 2010 - 21:41 UTC

Brazil “Blackmails” Paraguay to Approve Venezuela’s Mercosur Annexation

Paraguayan Vice-president Julio Cesar Franco says “Lula da Silva’s promises are a joke”

Paraguayan opposition and media strongly criticized Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s for not keeping his Itaipú dam-controversy promises and allegedly for conditioning further assistance to the approval by the Paraguayan congress of Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur.

Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 05:37 UTC

Lula da Silva Confirms Paraguay the Promised Power Line and Bridge

The Itaipu dam rich in energy at the heart of the discussions

President Lula da Silva reassured Paraguay that Brazil will build the promised 500 kW power transmission line from the Itaipú dam to the capital Asunción, as well as a bridge over the Paraná River shared by both countries.

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 23:09 UTC

Paraguayan Press Blasts 37 Anniversary of Brazilian “Imperial Itaipú Treaty”

A request from Paraguay to Lula da Silva: “Mr. President gives us what belongs to us”

Paraguay’s president Fernando Lugo said he is looking forward to the coming meeting next May 3 with his Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva because he would be coming back with “good news” referred to the shared power from Itaipu, the world’s second largest hydroelectric dam belonging to both countries.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 01:26 UTC

Paraguay Imposes 30-Day State of Emergency to Combat Insurgent Violence

President Lugo announcing the exceptional measures

Paraguay has passed a bill imposing a temporary suspension of constitutional rights in five northern and central provinces of the country in a crackdown on violence by a self proclaimed insurgent group, the Paraguayan People’s Army, EPP.

Thursday, April 15th 2010 - 17:08 UTC

Paraguay retains Taiwan diplomatic links and opens trade office with Beijing

Hector Lacognata in Taiwan with a delegation of 120 Paraguayan businesspeople

Mercosur member Paraguay is reconsidering the terms of its relation with Taiwan, “retaining diplomatic links” but at the same time establishing “formal economic relations with Beijing”, said the country’s Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Lacognata.

Saturday, April 10th 2010 - 05:02 UTC

Paraguay record crop of soybeans: 7.48 million tons

Farmers should be able to pay debts accumulated during last year’s poor crop

Paraguay announced a record 2009/2010 soybeans crop of 7.48 million tons, which is larger that the 6.8 million tons of 2007/08.

Saturday, April 10th 2010 - 04:42 UTC

Egypt lift restrictions on the import of Paraguayan beef

Paraguayan stakes for Egyptian middle class

Paraguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Friday Egypt had lifted the ban on Paraguayan beef exports which was imposed last December.

Tuesday, March 16th 2010 - 04:58 UTC

Rio Tinto/Alcan presents project for 2.5bn aluminium smelter in Paraguay

President Fernando Lugo

Rio Tinto Alcan, a unit of global mining giant Rio Tinto formally presented on Monday plans to invest 2.5 billion US dollars in an aluminium smelter in Paraguay, according to corporation and Asuncion sources.

Friday, March 12th 2010 - 20:44 UTC

Beijing proposes Paraguay trade and cultural links

Foreign Affairs minister Hector Lacognata has had talks with Beijing peer, Yang Jiechi

China has proposed to Paraguay a gradual process of rapprochement with special emphasis in trade and cultural fields at a first stage, revealed Paraguay’s Foreign Affairs minister Hector Lacognata.

Wednesday, February 17th 2010 - 23:59 UTC

Paraguay beef exports in January total 54.8 million US dollars

Dr. Daniel Rojas said FMD immunization is on schedule

Chile, Russia, Vietnam and Israel were the main clients for Paraguayan beef and meat products during the month of January totalling 54.8 million US dollars, up 85% over the same month a year ago according to the latest data from the Livestock Health and Quality Service, Senacsa.

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