Neil Bush visits Paraguay president as guest of Moon-backed group

Neil Bush in Paraguay
Neil Bush, younger brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, talks to journalists after a meeting with Paraguay’s President Nicanor Duarte in Asuncion, Feb. 28, 2008. Bush is visiting Paraguay with members of the Moon’s Universal Peace Federation church. (AP Photo/STR)

Moon owns vast tracts of land (600,000 hectares) in both Paraguay and neighboring Brazil along the Guarani aquifer, one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world. Moon claims he wants to carve out a South American paradise. Coincidentally, the Bush family owns 70,000 hectares of land very close to Moon’s. We wonder what sort of ‘retirement’ plans Bush Jr. might have. Could this be the real reason for the US military base in Paraguay? — PID

Mar 3, 2008 ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Neil Bush, younger brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, called on Paraguay’s president as the guest of a business federation allied with the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church. A presidential press office source, who spoke on condition of not being named, confirmed the younger Bush met President Nicanor Duarte on Thursday along with a delegation from the Universal Peace Federation, a group associated with Moon. Duarte had no statement on the meeting. Full Report