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"The Paraguayans have no exalted sentiments. They can all be bought"

To adopt Napoleon speaking of Albion perfide...

Our friends in Taipei are still doing their bit to grease the wheels of international amity with a touch of chequebook diplomacy, with the targets of their largesse this week being that diplomatic, economic etc behemoth, Paraguay:

"President Ma Ying-jeou was to meet with Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo yesterday in Asuncion amid unease over his previous claim that his country would switch ties to China if it does not receive US$71 million in foreign aid from Taiwan".

Lugo has donned a figleaf, however: "But the incoming president appeared to backtrack on the matter when he told local media on Wednesday that Paraguay would maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan after he assumes office. He said that cooperation projects between the two countries would extend to the agriculture sector".

I think 'co-operation' is a family-sized euphemism for a tsunami of money....

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