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Paraguay

  • Monday, April 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Former bishop retains lead in Paraguay's presidential race

    With five days for next Sunday's Paraguay's presidential election former Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo is still the front-runner but his lead over rival candidates has narrowed, according to a public opinion poll published on Ultima Hora Sunday's edition.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: former bishop leads in run up to presidential election

    Lugo could win but won't have sufficient congressional support

    Paraguayan former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo supported by opposition and citizens groups disenchanted with the current political system leads with 36.8% in the race to April 20 presidential elections, according to the latest public opinion poll published by La Nación. This represents a two point win over the March poll.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay faces double impact of the weakening US dollar

    Paraguay is increasingly concerned with the weakness of the US dollar which together with the landlocked South American country commodities export boom is appreciating the local currency far above the Central Bank's target.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan leaders to demand new energy deal with Brazil

    Itaipú dam

    The three major candidates for Paraguay's presidential election next April 20 have agreed on one thing this week: Brazil must pay more for energy from the Itaipú dam on a river border between the two nations.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: former bishop reaffirms lead in coming election

    Candidate Fernado Lugo

    Former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo continues to lead in the run up to Paraguay's presidential election followed by the incumbent candidate Blanca Olevar, according to the latest public opinion poll.

  • Monday, March 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    OAS observers for Paraguayan election; former bishop leads

    Candidate Fernando Lugo

    The Organization of American States, OAS, will be sending 50 observers to the coming Paraguayan general elections next April 20, announced on Sunday the head of an OAS delegation currently visiting the country.

  • Saturday, March 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Rev. Moon-allied group hosts Bush brother in Paraguay

    Neil Bush, talks to journalists in Asuncion

    Neil Bush, younger brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, called on Paraguay's president as the guest of a business federation founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

  • Thursday, February 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: near panic as yellow fever deaths confirmed

    A state of panic has taken over the inhabitants of Asunción, capital of Paraguay with thousands queuing for vaccines following the confirmation of seven fatal cases of jungle yellow fever and four more clinically compatible but still undetermined.

  • Monday, February 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Former bishop leads in tight Paraguayan presidential bid

    Candidate  Fernando Lugo

    A former bishop is leading in what promises to be a very tight presidential election next April in Paraguay. The latest polls published this Sunday in the capital Asunción media shows ex bishop Fernando Lugo with 31.2% of vote intention followed by a former Army general Lino Oviedo with 25.3% and the outgoing administration candidate and ex Education minister Blanca Olevar with 24.3%

  • Monday, February 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    First fatal victim of yellow fever in urban Paraguay

    A 17 year old allegedly is the first fatal victim of a yellow fever outbreak in Paraguay, a disease which reappeared after 34 years, according to the country's sanitary authorities. However controversy has emerged following a press report saying that the death toll caused by the mosquito transmitted disease is seven.