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.

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.


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