Latest Paraguay Stories

2008-10-03 12:00:12

Text of report by prominent Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color website on 1 October [Article by political analyst Roque Gonzalez Vera: "The Agreements Signed by Lugo and Chavez Have No Juridical Value"] President Fernando Lugo has the right to sign international agreements, but he cannot disregard the constitutional mandate of submitting the documents for congressional approval. The "letters of intention" signed with [Venezuelan President Hugo] Chavez have no legal value. The Bolivarian...

2008-09-10 09:00:42

Cue Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: CUE) is pleased to announce that it has received an English translation of the official Paraguayan government grant of exploration and exploitation rights to the Yuty uranium project issued to Transandes Paraguay S.A. The official document confirms that Transandes Paraguay S.A. is now the holder of exploration rights convertible to exploitation rights to the 231,000-hectare Yuty project for a period of 20 years from start of production with the option to extend the...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

Text of report by Brazilian news agency Agencia Brasil website ["Minister Underscores Expansion of Brazilian Economy to New Markets" - Third and last part of an interview with Brazilian Presidential Adviser Marco Aurelio Garcia by Ivanir Jose Bortort and Yara Aquino, date and place not given.] Brasilia: In this third and final part of the interview, Minister Marco Aurelio Garcia, special adviser to the President's Office on international affairs, analyses Brazil's agenda for negotiating...

2008-08-19 09:01:03

Venezuela to guarantee oil supply to Paraguay: Chavez MEXICO CITY, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that oil exports to Paraguay will be guaranteed, according to news reaching here from Paraguay. Paraguay will receive "all the oil it needs" from Venezuela, said Chavez, who is on a visit to Paraguay to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Fernando Lugo. Venezuela's state oil company PVDSA later confirmed that a deal was inked by Chavez and...

2008-08-17 12:00:30

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Rachel Chan] Asuncion, Aug. 15 (CNA) - President Ma Ying-jeou, who is in Paraguay to attend the inauguration of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, was accorded the same high level of respect as other heads of state at the ceremony on Friday morning, and he interacted with some of them. Ma, who arrived at the inauguration venue around 8:20 a.m. local time, travelled there behind the motorcade of Chilean President...

2008-08-15 18:00:24

New Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo promised during his inaugural address Friday to take on corruption in his homeland. Lugo, a 57-year-old former bishop, said he would also bring land reform to the poor South American country, the ABC Color newspaper reported online Friday. In April, Lugo defeated Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte, who could not seek re-election after serving a five-year term, ending 61 years of rule by Paraguay's Colorado Party. At the time, Duarte accused...

2008-07-16 09:01:00

Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LAT) reports the discovery of 10 diamonds, ranging in size from 0.002 to 0.04 carats on its Capiibary Diamond Exploration Property in north-eastern Paraguay. Photographs of the recovered diamonds are attached to this press release. Additional photographs are posted on the Latin American Minerals website at www.latinamericanminerals.com. The Capiibary Diamond Exploration Property, located approximately 100 km north of Latin American's Paso Yobai...

2008-06-28 15:02:27

Text of report by prominent Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color website on 19 June [Interview with Paraguayan President-elect Fernando Lugo by special correspondent to Venezuela Nancy Espinola on 17 June 2008: "Lugo to demand results in 100 days"] Venezuela: [Paraguayan President-elect] Fernando Lugo reasserts that Paraguay will not copy from any ideological model during his administration. He has said that his ministers will have 100 days before he assesses the results. Lugo finishes touring...

2008-06-26 12:03:13

Meridian has signed an exclusive distribution contract with International Medical Systems for the Lapex 2000 LipoLaser in Latin America. According to the agreement, International Medical Systems (IMS) will have the exclusive right to sell the Lapex 2000 LipoLaser in the following countries during the first phase of the contract: Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. The first year of the contract is based on projected sales of over $2.5 million. Year two of the...

2006-12-19 00:00:00

By Tyler Bridges For centuries, Bolivians have considered the quinoa grain to be a gift from Mother Earth. Lately, they have had someone else to thank for the prosperity brought by quinoa: health-conscious people in the United States. Farmers in Bolivia are planting as much organic quinoa as possible because of increasing demand in the United States. But quinoa is only one of dozens of organic products that Latin American farmers are increasingly harvesting for export to the United States...

Latest Paraguay Reference Libraries

Ash-throated Crake, Porzana albicollis
2012-04-02 15:22:04

The Ash-throated Crake, (Porzana albicollis), is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. The Ash-throated Crake is a small bird with a short bill. It has black and olive brown streaks on the back. The tail is black and the underparts are slate gray. The...

Black-headed Duck
2012-03-22 22:46:19

The Black-headed Duck, (Heteronetta atricapilla), is a species of stiff-tailed duck from the subfamily Oxyurinae and the family Anatidae. It is the only member of its genus Heteronetta. Its habitat is swamps, lakes and marshes in Northern Chile, Paraguay, and Northern Argentina. This species is not considered threatened by the IUCN. The Black-headed Duck is the most primitive member of its subfamily, and lacks the stiff tail and swollen bill seen in its relatives. Though resembling a...

2009-04-07 14:57:16

The Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), also known as the Green-billed Toucan, is a species of bird found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far northeastern Argentina. It is a fairly common species and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN. This bird is one of the smallest species of Ramphastos toucans, weighing only 12.33 ounces. It also has one of the shortest beaks of the Ramphastos toucans (4 inches). The Red-breasted Toucan gets its name from the...

2008-07-25 15:17:10

The Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii), is a hylid frog belonging to the subfamily of South and Central American leaf frogs, Phyllomedusinae. It inhabits the dry prairie (Chaco) of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. This subfamily contains about 50 species of frogs. These frogs are about 2 to 3 inches in length. Females are about 25% larger than males. They do not hop, but they walk. Also they are very calm, careful creatures. During the day, they bask in the sun, and...

2008-05-02 14:08:29

The Ruby-crowned Tanager (Tachyphonus coronatus), is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist mountain terrain, and heavily degraded former forest. Photo Copyright and Credit

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