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Montevideo, September 26th 2023 - 10:39 UTC


  • Monday, May 11th 2009 - 08:05 UTC

    Itaipu new deal between Brazil and Paraguay still difficult and distant

    Pte. Lugo and Lula da Silva: Plenty smailes but no agreement

    Paraguay’s chances of a better deal from Brazil regarding the Itaipu Hydroelectric dam surplus power and its price are seen as “difficult” particularly because Brazil is approaching an electoral year, according to Asuncion press reports from journalists who accompanied President Fernando Lugo in his visit to Brasilia.

  • Saturday, May 9th 2009 - 07:24 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay could only agree on a new summit in June

    Brazil and Paraguay failed to come to an agreement on proposed renegotiation of accords related to the Itaipu hydroelectric facility and are scheduled to meet again in early June, according to Paraguay’s Executive spokesperson Ruben Penayo.

  • Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 10:22 UTC

    Brazil promises “fair and viable” solution for Itaipu differences with Paraguay

    Celso Amorim  ever optimistic about a understanding with Paraguay

    Brazilian president Lula da Silva and the ministerial cabinet will consider Wednesday a “fair and viable” solution to differences with Paraguay regarding the energy from the world’s largest operational hydroelectric dam, Itaipú, announced in Brasilia Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim.

  • Saturday, May 2nd 2009 - 09:39 UTC

    “Itaipú proposal” waits President Lugo when he visits Brazil

    Brazil could anticipate payments to Paraguay for the energy from the shared huge Itaipu dam, which should help the Treasury of the weakened President Fernando Lugo. However Brazil would also like to see an end to Paraguay’s intention of modifying the Itaipu dam accord, according to the Brazilian press quoting government sources.

  • Tuesday, April 28th 2009 - 10:26 UTC

    Bolivia and Paraguay seal peace and limits 74 years after the Chaco war

    The three Presidents celebrate the event

    Bolivia and Paraguay formally sealed Monday in Buenos Aires the end of an armed conflict dating back 74 years and which is considered the bloodiest of the last century in South America with over 100.000 killed.

  • Tuesday, April 28th 2009 - 08:37 UTC

    Leading Paraguayan bishop suggests President Lugo should marry

    Three candidates for First Laidy of Paraguay

    A leading authority of the Catholic Church has suggested that Paraguayan President and former bishop, Fernando Lugo should marry one of the women who claim to have had children with him so as to mitigate the scandal triggered in the country with the repeated allegations.

  • Thursday, April 23rd 2009 - 07:02 UTC

    Paternity claims shed light on President Lugo’s exit from the Church

    Lugo overwhelmed by a growing family

    A third woman in two weeks has claimed that Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo fathered her child, intensifying a political scandal that has made him the target of acid jokes, graffiti and a pop song. However in this last case the 39 year old teacher said she was “deeply in love” with the former bishop.

  • Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 - 01:58 UTC

    Dengue infested Paraguay admits “isolated” cholera cases

    Health authorities in Paraguay acknowledged this week the existence of an outbreak of cholera in an isolated Indian settlement in the western region of Chaco. Paraguay, as well as neighbouring Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina are also suffering a serious outbreak of the mosquito transmitted dengue

  • Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 - 01:44 UTC

    Paraguayan president, former bishop, accused of “raping a minor”

    Blessed be my children

    A Paraguayan leading opposition senator filed a “ravish claim” before the country’s Prosecution Office involving President Fernando Lugo and Viviana Carrillo who was a minor when allegedly she had sexual relations with the then bishop of San Pedro. Lugo publicly admitted last week having fathered a child, now two year old and named Fernando, with Viviana.

  • Tuesday, April 21st 2009 - 08:47 UTC

    Mercosur Parliament looking for more exposure meets in Paraguay

    Legislators trying to sell the idea of Mercosur to voters

    The Mercosur Parliament is scheduled to meet next week in Asunción, Paraguay, in an attempt to awaken public opinion interest in the legislative body. Members from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and eventually Venezuela (in the process of incorporation) will meet at the Paraguayan Congress building.