Archive for the ‘Paraguay’ Category

Paraguay’s Economic Development Plan

Via Merco Press, an article on Paraguay’s economic plans: President Santiago Peña highlighted Paraguay’s productive model and spoke about his country’s future in terms of economic and financial development in the panel “Spotlight on Latin America” sponsored by the Financial Times, it was reported Monday in Asunción. The head of state also pointed out that […]

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China’s Economic Slowdown Is a Wakeup Call for Latin America

Via World Politics Review, a report on the impact that China’s economic slowdown may have upon Latin America: Over the past two decades, as China’s breakneck economic growth turned it into the engine of the global economy, Beijing became an increasingly powerful player in Latin America. It displaced the United States, long the top trading […]

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Paraguay Defends Ties With Economic Role Model Taiwan, But “Open To Trade With China”

Via Bloomberg, a report on Paraguay’s economic strategies with Taiwan and China: Ties with Taipei won’t be broken, Santiago Peña said South American country open to trade with China, he added Paraguay’s leader defended his nation’s diplomatic ties with Taiwan and held up the Asian economy’s shift from agriculture to manufacturing as a model to […]

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Paraguay and Titanium: Failure to Launch?

Courtesy of Geopolitical Monitor, a look at Paraguay’s failed titanium sector: “Paraguay will become the center of global titanium production,” was the headline of a November 2010 article in the BBC. Almost a decade and a half later, titanium production in Paraguay has yet to begin. Even more, by the own admittance of the country’s authorities, […]

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Paraguay Calls for Taiwan To Invest $1bn To Remain Allies

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a report on Paraguay’s call for Taiwan to invest $1bn to remain allies: Paraguay’s president Mario Abdo Benítez has called on Taiwan to invest $1bn in his country to help him resist “enormous” pressure to switch diplomatic recognition to rival China. Most of Taiwan’s remaining diplomatic allies are in Latin America […]

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Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on recent US moves that deepen worries over organized crime in Paraguay: Paraguay has long been a haven for smuggling anything from cigarettes to luxury goods. But US sanctions against two of its top politicians, alongside a surge in assassinations and narcotics-related violence, have sparked concern that organised criminal […]

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