Paraguay

Country Paraguay
Capital Asunción
Continent South America
Currency GGuaraní(PYG)
Languages Spanish & Guaraní

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Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since then.

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Paraguay - Wikipedia
Paraguay - CIA World Fact Book
Paraguay - BBC
Paraguay - Timeline - BBC

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Why the Roots of Paraguay's Averted Constitutional Crisis Lie in the Countryside - World Politics Review

World Politics Review

Why the Roots of Paraguay's Averted Constitutional Crisis Lie in the Countryside
World Politics Review
ASUNCION, ParaguayThe dramatic events that took place on the evening of March 31 grabbed an unusual amount of international media attention for Paraguay. After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, the governing right-wing Partido Colorado ...



Paraguay's Left Joins New Unholy Alliance Five Years After Coup ... - teleSUR English

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Paraguay's Left Joins New Unholy Alliance Five Years After Coup ...
teleSUR English
Paraguay's ousted president is the favorite in the polls but his coalition has faced criticism for its strategy to make his candidacy legal.

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Canada beats Paraguay at U16 Americas - Hamilton Spectator

Canada beats Paraguay at U16 Americas
Hamilton Spectator
FORMOSA, Argentina Canada defeated Paraguay 79-71 in group-stage action Thursday at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas basketball championship. Toronto's Shemar Rathan-Mayes had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Canada (2-0). Luka Sakota ...



Project Spotlight: Paraguay struggles with biggest ever sanitation investment - Business News Americas (subscription)

Project Spotlight: Paraguay struggles with biggest ever sanitation investment
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At the beginning of May, Paraguay's public works ministry requested an extension to the guarantee for the US$599mn offer made by ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always ...



Paraguay's Military: Internal Security Challenges vs Bloc Obsolescence - Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Paraguay's Military: Internal Security Challenges vs Bloc Obsolescence
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
Yet, despite emerging victorious in the latter war, Paraguay with a current population of about 6.7 million people, is one of the poorest countries in the region and has had a chequered political history. South America's longest-lived military ...
President Energy To Further Develop Paraguay Oil InterestsLondon South East (registration) (blog)
President Energy issues Paraguay update | 12 June 2017 | Stock ...Stock Market Wire
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Rise in poverty rate in Paraguay shows farmers hit hardest - Humanosphere

Humanosphere

Rise in poverty rate in Paraguay shows farmers hit hardest
Humanosphere
Paraguay had been making progress against poverty over the years, but the government has reported a recent rise in poverty that some say stems from an inadequate focus on agricultural communities. Despite the country's overall economic growth last year ...



Scholar Earns Fulbright Award to Lead Professional Development Institute in Paraguay - Rutgers-Camden NewsNow

Rutgers-Camden NewsNow

Scholar Earns Fulbright Award to Lead Professional Development Institute in Paraguay
Rutgers-Camden NewsNow
Bonilla-Santiago will travel to Paraguay this summer, as well as in fall 2017 and spring 2018, to lead a professional development institute on leadership, resource development, and community engagement for a select group of UNA faculty, administrators ...



Peace Corps sends Pierson to Paraguay - Cornell College News

Cornell College News

Peace Corps sends Pierson to Paraguay
Cornell College News
Carly Pierson '17 majored in Environmental Studies and now her passion for the environment will take her to Paraguay with the Peace Corps. Pierson says that her coursework laid the foundation for her future. I've learned a lot about water, pollution ...



France 5-0 Paraguay - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

France 5-0 Paraguay
BBC Sport
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud became the first player to score a hat-trick for France in 17 years as his side thrashed Paraguay in Rennes. Giroud was on the scoresheet alongside Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.
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France Defeats Paraguay 5-0 Behind Olivier Giroud Hat-TrickBleacher Report
Giroud nets hat trick as France ease past Paraguay in friendlyESPN
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Paraguay plans highway viaducts works - BNamericas - Business News Americas (subscription)

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Paraguay plans highway viaducts works - BNamericas
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The Paraguayan government will begin construction works on two highway viaducts in August. The new structures will be part of the US$65mn .

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