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Paraguay’s economy roaring ahead is
estimated to expand 13.6% this year

MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 10/18/2013 3:59:36 PM

Paraguay’s central bank increased the country’s growth estimate for 2013 from 13% to 13.6%, the highest for Latinamerica. Estimates have been on the increase since October last year, 9.5%; December, 10.5%; April 13% and now, 13.6% which compares to the 0.9% contraction of 2012, when drought and Foot and Mouth Disease hit Paraguay’s main export items, soybeans and beef. In recent years the only similar episode was in 2010 when GDP soared 13.1%. In the four years from 2004 to 2008 the average growth was 4.5%, with a 4% retraction in 2009, followed by 13.1% in 2010 and 4.3% in

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See what kicking out a commie dictator can do? Not only did this country throw out its dictator (by ´coup´ or orders from Congress), they embraced free markets and threw off the chavista yoke. Now you see the result. Let´s do the same thing here.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: peebster, 10/18/2013 4:08:28 PM     (No. 9571589)

I was watching HGTV House Hunters Intl and they were in Budapest, Hungary. The narrator mentioned that since the downfall of the communist regime, the whole place has come back to life. The apartments shown were a testament to what happens under socialism, and they really needed work, but capitalism had taken hold and remodeling and revitalization was afoot. Well, duh!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 10/18/2013 4:22:40 PM     (No. 9571599)

Agree. We need that here badly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/18/2013 4:25:59 PM     (No. 9571604)

What a great uplifting story!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/18/2013 4:56:24 PM     (No. 9571643)

In the meantime the USA limps along with less than 2% growth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Videodrone, 10/18/2013 5:16:44 PM     (No. 9571661)

Spent a week working at a very remote site (7 hours from Asuncion) back in February - while the accommodations were modern, the downlink & transmitter site was another 30 miles over dirt road and lunchtime was from a road side pizza stand - at least that was what the sign said, but it was just a little mom & pop and lunch was whatever they made.

But, everyone I dealt with is looking to improve their lot and not expecting anyone to do it for them (regulatory and licensing issues aside)

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