Former head of National Electricity Agency fears Paraguay will receive “Trojan horse” from Brazil

The former head of the National Electricity Administration (ANDE), Pedro Ferreira, reiterated his concern regarding the Itaipu energy tariff, which Brazil has shown intention of lowering, as it has already reduced the cost of the energy delivered by Eletrobrás to distributors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ferreira warns that should the tariff be lowered, its carrier, Brazil, will benefit 85%, in reference to the renegotiation of Annex C of the Itaipu Treaty.

"The financial situation will prevent this benefit from reaching us. If the tariff is lowered, the next government will have to negotiate based on that," Ferreira said. Due to the neighboring country and partner's actions, ANDE's former head believes that there is virtually nothing to negotiate with Brazil, which is why he fears that Paraguay could be given "a Trojan horse."

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