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.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 - 04:41 UTC

Brazilian congress willing to approve reformed power accord with Paraguay

Itaipú, the world’s largest operational dam

In the Brazilian congress there’s a positive attitude towards the consideration and approval of the terms agreed between presidents Lula da Silva and Fernando Lugo to improve price and conditions for the Paraguayan power generated in the Itaipú dam and purchased by Brazil.

Wednesday, January 20th 2010 - 06:51 UTC

Paraguay thanks Colombia for help in the release of a kidnapped rancher

EEP apparently has close links (arms and training) with Colombia’s FARC

The Paraguayan government and the family of a liberated cattle rancher, kidnap victim of an armed group, have thanked Colombia because the aid and intelligence provided for the liberation were “decisive”, announced Colombian President Alvaro Uribe in Bogotá.

Wednesday, January 20th 2010 - 06:43 UTC

Venezuela will become Mercosur fifth full member “next March”

The former bishop Lugo will open the doors of the Mercosur temple to receive Hugo Chavez

Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur will be completed next March according to ABN news agency from Caracas. Apparently the formality will take place in the second week of March following the end of the Paraguayan congressional recess.


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