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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Fabian Balbuena: West Ham sign Paraguay defender from Corinthians - BBC Sport

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Fabian Balbuena: West Ham sign Paraguay defender from Corinthians
BBC Sport
West Ham have signed Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena from Corinthians on a three-year deal. The 26-year-old joins the Hammers for an undisclosed fee after two years with the Brazilian top flight side. Balbuena, who captained Corinthians and has ...
West Ham sign Paraguay international on three-year dealTeamtalk.com
West Ham Announce Signing of Paraguay International Fabian Balbuena on 3-Year DealSports Illustrated
West Ham transfer news: Hammer sign Paraguay defender Fabian BalbuenaSportinglife.com
The Football Faithful -West Ham United
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Paraguay's #MeToo: 'He likes you, so he will rape you.' - PRI

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Paraguay's #MeToo: 'He likes you, so he will rape you.'
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It took a long time for Andrea Valobra to realize something basic about her culture. She grew up knowing that women were expected to do certain duties that men didn't have to do, like cleaning and cooking. But she didn't understand the full extent of ...



In Paraguay, fighting for women's rights means fighting the past - PRI

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In Paraguay, fighting for women's rights means fighting the past
PRI
The 14-year-old had been raped and denied an abortion. Three years ago, a similar story made headlines in Paraguay: a 10-year-old girl had been raped by her stepfather and, despite pressure from the United Nations and Amnesty International, the ...



Paraguay to Be Present in Uruguayan Fair - Prensa Latina

Prensa Latina

Paraguay to Be Present in Uruguayan Fair
Prensa Latina
The presentation of the event in the Uruguayan capital, to be held from December 5 to 16, was held by the president of the Rural Association of Paraguay, Luis Villasanti, as part of the activities of the Expo Fair-2018 that continues this Sunday .



The story behind why Paraguay followed the US and moved its embassy to Jerusalem - PRI

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The story behind why Paraguay followed the US and moved its embassy to Jerusalem
PRI
It didn't help that Paraguay also welcomed former Nazis who were willing to pay high prices for citizenship, like Josef Mengele, who Jews called the Angel of Death. Mengele selected some 400,000 to die in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and performed ...



Abente, 'Last of the Great Paraguayan Poets,' Dies Aged 103 - teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

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Abente, 'Last of the Great Paraguayan Poets,' Dies Aged 103
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The National Secretariat of Culture mourned his passing on July 12, saying: "One of the deepest voices of Paraguay and the Guarani language stopped talking." The secretariat praised the poet's ability to bridge the gap between social classes and unite ...

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New PCC Crime Boss Consolidates Power on Brazil-Paraguay Border - Insightcrime.org

New PCC Crime Boss Consolidates Power on Brazil-Paraguay Border
Insightcrime.org
The presence of a new Brazilian crime boss operating on the border with Paraguay illustrates the sophisticated expansion strategy of Brazil's most powerful gang and the important role the border region plays in transnational organized crime. Sources in ...



In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria - New York Times

New York Times

In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria
New York Times
Paraguay has eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to do so in almost 50 years, according to the World Health Organization. But worldwide, momentum against the disease has stalled. Malaria cases increased by five million between 2015 ...



Vietnam seeks to boost cooperation with Paraguay - Nhan Dan Online

Nhan Dan Online

Vietnam seeks to boost cooperation with Paraguay
Nhan Dan Online
During the visit, Ambassador Dung had a meeting with Paraguay's Deputy Foreign Minister Federico Gonzalez where the two sides discussed the potential for expanded trade and economic cooperation. Vietnam and Paraguay also agreed to consider ...
Vietnam promotes cooperation with Paraguayhttp://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)

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Paraguay man surprises family at his own wake - BBC News

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Paraguay man surprises family at his own wake
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A man from the small village of Santa Teresa in Paraguay returned home after three days away to find his family mourning a body they thought was his. Juan Ramn Alfonso Penayo, 20, had last been seen on Thursday leaving the family home on the border ...
Man in Paraguay thought to be dead walks into his own wake, shocks familyAOL

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