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 Paraguay and Water: The next Lucrative market???

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PostSubject: Paraguay and Water: The next Lucrative market???   Sat 24 Jul 2010, 11:14 am

I recently read over at The Pursuit of Happiness Blog That Paraguay is becoming a hot spot for tourism among celebs and politicians.

I guess nancy pelosi can't say enough of how great the place is:
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I was having lunch with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi at Opera Plaza Sushi in San Francisco about six months ago, and she said to me, “Every so often, I need to get away from it all. I want to go where nobody knows me, where I can relax and have a change of scenery. So I go to Filadelfia, Paraguay. It’s a wonderful place! You should go.” So I did.
Filadelfia is still very much off the beaten track. Almost all Paraguay tourism is concentrated in the capital, Asuncion, and I certainly won’t knock it. It’s a great place to buy luxury goods cheap (because they are smuggled in), and the hookers are hot. But Asuncion is not the exotic Paraguay. To see that, you have to go to Filadelfia.

Many celebs supposedly have also been going to Filadelfia:
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As I mentioned earlier, celebrities have occasionally been seen in Filadelfia. They pretend to be ordinary tourists and usually go unrecognized since there’s no TV. Jack Black, Teri Hatcher, Cindy Crawford, Bono, Peter Tork, and Pete Wentz have all been spotted in the past year, according to Michael Czarcinski. But they all register under false names, so there’s no proof on paper.

I find this to be a strange co-incidence. A couple of years ago, I watched doc on water called "Blue Gold" In the documentary, they talk about the Guarani Aquifer, which is the largest reserve of water in the world. Filadelfia, seems to be on the edge of this aquifer.

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Wikipedia - The Guaraní Aquifer, located beneath the surface of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, is one of the world's largest aquifer systems and is an important source of fresh water.[1] Named after the Guaraní tribe, it covers 1,200,000 km², with a volume of about 40,000 km³, a thickness of between 50 m and 800 m and a maximum depth of about 1,800 m. It is estimated to contain about 37,000 km³ of water (arguably the largest single body of groundwater in the world, although the overall volume of the constituent parts of the Great Artesian Basin is much larger), with a total recharge rate of about 166 km³/year from precipitation. It is said that this vast underground reservoir could supply fresh drinking water to the world for 200 years. Due to an expected shortage of fresh water on a global scale, which environmentalists suggest will become critical in under 20 years, this important natural resource is rapidly becoming politicized, and the control of the resource becomes ever more controversial.

In the documentary they speak about the bush family, and how they have bought approx 300,000 acres of land over this water source combined. Scary. ( here's another link on the Bush's)

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