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Pres. Bush buys 100,000acre ranch in Paraguay
by Prensa Latina
Thursday Oct 19th, 2006 7:57 PM
Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The land grab project of US President George W. Bush in Chaco, Paraguay, has generated considerable discomfort both politically and environmentally.
The news circulating the continent about plans to buy 98,840 acres of land in Chaco, Paraguay, near the Triple Frontier (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay) is the talk of the town in these countries.

Although official sources have not confirmed the information that is already public, the land is reportedly located in Paso de Patria, near Bolivian gas reserves and the Guarani indigenous water region, within the Triple Border.

Alto Paraguay Gov. Erasmo Rodriguez Acosta revealed he heard that part of the land purchase consists of an ecological reserve (Fundacion Patria), with which Bush is affiliated.

In its interview with Rodriguez Acosta, neike.com.py reported that he does not have documentation of this affiliation and it could not communicate either with the foundation or with the National Rural Development and Land Institute, in charge of these state lands.

Concern increased last week with the arrival of Bush" daughter, Jenna, and a source from the Physical Planning Department saying that most of the Chaco region belongs to private companies.

Luis D"Elia, Argentina´s undersecretary for Land for Social Habitat, says the matter raises regional concern because it threatens local natural resources.

He termed it “surprising” that the Bush family is trying to settle a few short miles from the US Mariscal Estigarribia Military Base.

Argentinean Adolfo Perez Esquivel warned that the real war will be fought not for oil, but for water, and recalled that Acuifero Guaraní is one of the largest underground water reserves in South America, running beneath Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay (larger than Texas and California together).

“The southern US states are already struggling with water shortages," asserted the 1980 Nobel Peace Prizewinner.

Orlando Castillo, Paraguay Peace and Justice Service member, recalled the US military buildup in Chaco under a bilateral agreement.

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by cp
Thursday Oct 19th, 2006 8:18 PM
It was also stated, but not confirmed, that Bush Sr. could own a 173K acre piece of land in the vicinity as well.

The Chaco region of Paraguay was the site of a war essentially between two oil companies (Standard oil = Exxon in Paraguay vs. Shell oil in Bolivia, fighting over the oil region) in 1935-38 during which 100,000 people died.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaco_War
by cp
Thursday Oct 19th, 2006 8:33 PM
It was 1932-35, and the oil companies are reversed.

There are 640 acres/sq.mile so San Francisco at 49 square miles has ~31360 acres.
by Ron Veelik
(ronveelik [at] yahoo.com) Tuesday Oct 24th, 2006 8:12 AM
WATER ? A War in Paraguay with the US over Water ! Your Kidding. How would the water get to the US ? It's not worth moving water very long distances. Cost of pumping, things can brake, Etc.

500 Miles is the limit to trasporting water. Fresh water in Paraguay, will stay in South America. US IT WELL.

Ron Veelik

by Essie Little
(sslttl07 [at] gmail.com) Sunday Dec 6th, 2009 11:31 AM
To The Bushes ,yes for all of you have been behine all sort of crimes against Gods creation . You can bet long before the men on the planet found out that you and others are behind all this human suffering,God knew and he will make sure you are given everything sevenfold what you have earned.You could go to the next galixacy and not escape him no army on earth or hells angels are going to help you they themselves are already doomed to hell where you will no doubt shortly join them but you will pay long before you arrive . You wii suffer here and now. The food you eat will in turn eat you.everything you own willnot satistfiy.You were cursed the minute you started down this path that is why your home was destroyed no man did that But God never lost a battle yet and as I said you have declared war so. enjoy your defeat cause all those you have murdered and destroyed will. God say's bring it on Mr. Bush (PS,you are dust) You can take this to the bank in gold oil are anythink your evil heart desires enjoy your reward you have earned them!!!

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