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Release From Dams Allows Shipping Of Paraguayan Grains

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More than a hundred barges with 115,000 tonnes of Paraguayan grains began to sail to ports in the region on Tuesday, thanks to a discharge of water from the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams that raised the height of the Parana River, the government said. The Parana is the region's key commodities superhighway used to send soy and other farm products to export hubs. But the waterway has suffered unusually low water levels in 2020 due to dryness in Paraguay, southern Brazil and Argentina.

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