Friday, October 20, 2006


Can this be true, or is it some elaborate hoax? Via Knox Views, lots of buzz about reports that president GW Bush (Bush 43) has bought a nearly 100,000 acre ranch in Paraguay. Hmm. Also reports that Jenna Bush has traveled there to meet with the president of Paraguay, and linking to a law passed there last year that exempts US military officials from prosecution for war crimes, followed by arrival there of a large contingent of American troops.
Wonkette summarized some of the reporting the other day, with links to several Spanish-language news reports. Much of it came from Bring it On! blog. Prensa Latina says,
An Argentine official regarded the intention of the George W. Bush family to settle on the Acuifero Guarani (Paraguay) as surprising, besides being a bad signal for the governments of the region...The official pointed out that this situation could cause a hypothetical conflict of all the armies in the region, and called attention to the Bush family habit of associating business and politics.

Just too weird. Other rumors say the president's father, Bush 41, owns lots of land there and this may be confused.


  • I've actually wanted to visit Paraguay for quite some time. The reason is that years ago I came across a rare book about the War of the Triple Alliance of 1864 to 1870 in which Paraguay went to war against Uruguary, Argentina, and Brazil. As a result of the war nearly every male inhabitant between the age of 8 and 80 were killed in Paraguay leaving a population almost completely female.

    In order to repopulate the country, Paraguay sent word to Europe for male immigrants to repopulate the nation. Imagine what a great task that must have been. The males only had to breed with multiple female in exchange for room and board. Hey, that's a job I would love. And very little is known about this. However, the book I saw was full of pictures and I saw whole villages in Paraguay with nothing but women.... Hot women needing to repopulate the country.

    I sure would like to research that topic for an article.

    By Blogger PJ-Comix, at 7:09 PM  

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