Wednesday, June 9th 2010 - 19:24 UTC

“Conditions not right yet” for Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur admits Paraguay

Paraguayan Foreign Affairs Lacognata said the country has “other priorities”

The Paraguayan government will not send do Congress the protocol for the incorporation to Venezuela to Mercosur because conditions for its approval are non existent yet, said the country’s Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Lacognata.

Tuesday, June 8th 2010 - 18:41 UTC

New round of talks in Paraguay to consider Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation

Foreign Affairs minister Héctor Lacognata

Top level discussions will be held between members of the Paraguayan Executive and Congress to try and convince lawmakers to vote Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur and Paraguayan membership of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) that have been stalled for months.

Saturday, June 5th 2010 - 00:47 UTC

Venezuela’s Chavez the less convincing leader for Paraguayan ‘twitters’

Paraguayans are not attracted by red shirts and berets

A “twitter” opinion poll organized by Paraguay’s main daily newspaper ABC Color to evaluate which Latinamerican presidents are most rejected or less convincing delivered several predictable results but also some surprises.

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010 - 02:36 UTC

Brazilian press calls Paraguay “rich beggar”, superb actor in asking for alms

Paraguayan president and former bishop Fernando Lugo

One of Brazil’s most influential weekly magazines with strong penetration in political and business circles, ‘Veja’ has a main article this week calling neighbouring Paraguay the “rich beggar”, a role which the successive Paraguayan governments “have played to success attracting significant international aid and grants”.

Friday, May 28th 2010 - 04:40 UTC

Paraguay closer to achieving full free of FMD with vaccination status

OIE president Carlos Correa Messuti

The World Organization for Animal Health, OIE, will examine the South American request to consider free of foot and mouth disease with vaccination the border areas of Paraguay with Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.

Monday, May 17th 2010 - 01:54 UTC

Brazil’s energy sector lobbying against review of Itaipú treaty with Paraguay

The mighty Itaipú dam at the heart of Brazil-Paraguay disputes

Brazilian business groups are strongly lobbying members of Congress against a review of a recent agreement reached by President Lula da Silva to treble the money paid to Paraguay for power from the world’s largest operating hydroelectric complex Itaipú, shared by both countries.

Friday, May 14th 2010 - 01:42 UTC

Paraguayan Gays Prepare to Celebrate “Kissing Marathon” next Monday

The celebration is scheduled to take place before Congress in the capital Asunción

The Paraguayan organization “Somosgay” (We Are Gay) has announced for Monday May 17 a “kissing marathon” in front of the National Congress beginning 09:00 in the morning in coincidence with the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Friday, May 14th 2010 - 01:23 UTC

Dengue Cases in Paraguay Soar to 5.646 Concentrated on Brazilian Border

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmit the disease

Paraguayan health authorities said that the number of dengue confirmed cases have reached 5.646, including a death toll of twelve, the latest of which a 60-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy. Most of the deaths reported are in areas near the border with Brazil.

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.


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