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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Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata set for Copa Libertadores debut - ESPN FC (blog)

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Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata set for Copa Libertadores debut
ESPN FC (blog)
A handful of debutants will take part in this year's expanded version of the Copa Libertadores -- including, of course, Chapecoense of Brazil. But there is only one newcomer in action in this week's opening phase: a young club with a young coach ...

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WFP Paraguay: Country Brief, December 2016 - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

WFP Paraguay: Country Brief, December 2016
Reliefweb
DIPECHO X will continue strengthening logistics capacities of the government, to continue activities of DIPECHO IX. Operational Updates. WFP is assisting the Government in carrying out a baseline survey of the Sustainable Development Goals Project, in ...

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Pope Francis meets with President of Paraguay - Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio

Pope Francis meets with President of Paraguay
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the President of Paraguay, Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara. The President subsequently met with the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for ...
Pope jokes with president of ParaguayRome Reports
The danger is that in times of crisis we look for a saviorEL PAS in English

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Paraguay Plans to Protect Jaguars in Perpetuity - National Geographic

National Geographic

Paraguay Plans to Protect Jaguars in Perpetuity
National Geographic
In late December of 2016, Paraguay launched an initiative to balance the ecological needs of the jaguarthe world's third largest big cat specieswith those of ranchers who raise cattle in the same landscapes. Paraguay's Secretary of Environment ...



Paraguay and Venezuela, Together at the Table, at Karu Caf in Queens - New York Times

New York Times

Paraguay and Venezuela, Together at the Table, at Karu Caf in Queens
New York Times
Zuny Llano, who grew up in Asuncin, Paraguay, opened the restaurant in October with her husband, Augusto Acevedo, a native of Caracas, Venezuela. Although its menu celebrates both their heritages, its name belongs to hers: Karu means to eat in ...



Ulster County 4-H leader brings program's teachings to Paraguay - The Daily Freeman

The Daily Freeman

Ulster County 4-H leader brings program's teachings to Paraguay
The Daily Freeman
Melanie Forstrom, a 4-H program leader with the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Kingston, N.Y., stands in front of a screen with girls she worked with in Paraguay, on a trip she recently took to help promote fledgling clubs. Tania Barricklo Daily ...



Caribbean finance ministers to attend IDB annual meeting in ... - Jamaica Observer

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Caribbean finance ministers to attend IDB annual meeting in ...
Jamaica Observer
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) Key development, trade and investment challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean on issues ranging from private ...

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Sheikh Mohammed meets presidents of Paraguay, Montenegro and Costa Rica - The National

The National

Sheikh Mohammed meets presidents of Paraguay, Montenegro and Costa Rica
The National
DUBAI // Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, welcomed separately Horacio Cartes, president of Paraguay, Filip Vujanovic, president of Montenegro, and Luis Guillermo Solis, president of Costa Rica, at his palace in Zabeel on ...
VP receives presidents of Paraguay, Montenegro, Costa RicaEmirates 24|7

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Paraguay road deal being signed - World Highways

Paraguay road deal being signed
World Highways
Paraguay's Ministry of Public Works and Communications is awarding a major package of works to widen two key highway routes. The construction work will be carried out on Route 2 and for Route 7 and involves adding extra lanes and improving safety, in a ...



Paraguay Police Repress Displaced Campesinos Fighting for Land - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Paraguay Police Repress Displaced Campesinos Fighting for Land
teleSUR English
In the latest spate of violent repression linked to heated land conflicts in Paraguay, police cracked down Tuesday on a group of displaced campesinos who were occupying disputed lands, arresting at least 12 and injuring several more, local media reported.