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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...

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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...

2006-09-04 15:19:44

ASUNCION, Paraguay (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Paraguay vowed on Monday to block all government legislation in a protest of the center-right president's plans to change the constitution in order to seek re-election. President Nicanor Duarte Frutos, who has led the impoverished country since he was elected with 37 percent of the vote in 2003, wants to change the constitution to allow him to seek a second term in 2008. Opposition leaders have hardened their stance against his...

2006-08-16 11:26:59

By Guido Nejamkis BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner, a strongly anti-communist general who epitomized an era of authoritarian rule in Latin America, died on Wednesday in exile in the Brazilian capital Brasilia. Stroessner, 93, had lived in Brazil since he was toppled in a 1989 military coup after ruling Paraguay for 34 years. "He has just died," a spokesman for the Santa Luzia hospital said on Wednesday morning. Stroessner, the son of a...

2006-08-16 10:09:42

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner died on Wednesday at a hospital in the Brazilian capital Brasilia, where he has lived in exile since being toppled in a 1989 military coup, the hospital said. Stroessner, 93, had been in intensive care for several days following a hernia operation.

2006-08-15 14:38:46

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The governments of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina have set up a joint intelligence center to combat smuggling and money-laundering in the region where their borders meet, Brazil said on Tuesday. The United States, which has long complained that the so-called Tri-Border area is rampant with cross-frontier crime, was involved in the establishment of the Regional Intelligence Center. Located at Federal Police facilities in the Brazilian city of Foz do...


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...

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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...

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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...

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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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