Jan 13

Parana River

The Government of Fernando Lugo will reaffirm before Brazil his intention to freely dispose of their surplus energy from the hydroelectric power plant Itaipu on the Parana River, announced Ricardo Canese, Advisor to energy issues. Lugo said on Tuesday in Asuncion who requested a bilateral meeting with Lula, apart from Mercosur, to reiterate our orders raised last August. We know the ballast of the asymmetries claimed by Paraguay and Uruguay, argentino-uruguayas relations frozen by a trash can and fronts of storm between Brazil and Paraguay by the Tal Itaipu Dam as it says bilaterals.org through ABC Digital, in recent years, conflicts between the four partners of the block have multiplied despite the repeated political will for integration that express their leaders.Even the ideological coincidences that exist today between the Presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay have sufficient to attenuate conflicts which, according to analysts, end up hampering integration. Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Uruguay Tabare Vazquez and the Fernando Lugo of Paraguay are all under the umbrella of moderate left that has been opened in South America during the last years. Aspect which considers President Hugo Chavez important and where the want to act through der a venezuela that can bring you great collaboration through petroleum, energy very important factor for the South regiondel. However, Fernandez doesn’t speak with Vazquez since he took office, in December 2007, and maintains relations with Uruguay in the freezer, due to construction on Uruguayan soil of a wastepaper basket that reject the Argentines claiming environmental risks in their territory. Discord by the Finnish company Botnia bin being dragged since 2003 and since that date have worsened, to the point of arriving before the International Court in the Hague, has decided yet where the contentious. The impact of this conflict on the integration became more visible in last October, when it handed over the borders of Mercosur.