Wednesday, May 12th 2010 - 07:03 UTC

Paraguay Forecasts Record Exports of Meat in 2010

The average price per ton of beef was 3.760 US dollars

Paraguayan meat sales increased 47% in value during the first four months of 2010 compared to the same period a year ago, totalling 295 million US dollars (USD), according to the country’s Food Quality and Animal Health Service, Senacasa.

Friday, May 7th 2010 - 21:40 UTC

Brazil Will Not Allow Drug Cartels or Armed Groups from Taking Over Paraguay

Senator Jose Sarney, President Lula da Silva’s main ally in Congress

Brazilian Senate president José Sarney said there are serious risks of a “Colombianization” of Paraguay given the recent actions of an armed group self proclaimed the Paraguayan People’s Army, EPP, and called for strong support for President Fernando Lugo.

Friday, May 7th 2010 - 01:41 UTC

UNASUR will Address “Coup Attempt-Honduras Model” in Paraguay

President Lugo has a conflicting relation with Vice-president Federico Franco

An imminent coup in Paraguay, Honduras-model, with the purpose of ousting President Fernando Lugo was analyzed by UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) leaders during the recent summit held in Buenos Aires, according to press reports from Argentina and Brazil.

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.


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