Paraguay

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

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Introduction

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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'Mega-Robbery' In Paraguay: Dozens Reportedly Took Part In Violent Heist - NPR

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'Mega-Robbery' In Paraguay: Dozens Reportedly Took Part In Violent Heist
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Explosions, a running gun battle, hostage-taking and an attack on a police station took place along Paraguay's border with Brazil on Monday, as a gang of bandits assaulted a private security company and reportedly made off with millions of dollars in ...
Heavily armed gang storms security company in Paraguay and runs off with millions of dollarsLos Angeles Times
Police nab suspects in Paraguay robbery involving tens of millionsCBC.ca
Paraguay robbery: Huge Brazilian gang mounts multi-million-dollar raid on armoured car firm, four deadABC Online
Telegraph.co.uk -CNN
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Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive heist in Paraguay - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive heist in Paraguay
Daily Mail
Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive heist in Paraguay. Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive heist of the private security company Prosegur in the border city of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Amanda Crew playing Monica Hall caught... Read More.



BRIEF-Millicom signs sale and lease back deal in Paraguay - Reuters

BRIEF-Millicom signs sale and lease back deal in Paraguay
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Aftermath of an explosive heist in Paraguay - Reuters

Reuters

Aftermath of an explosive heist in Paraguay
Reuters
Video shows the aftermath of an armed assault on a private security company in eastern Paraguay. No reporter narration. ? Hide Transcript. ? View Transcript. (ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An army of 60 robbers carried out a daring assault ...



Paraguay govt to seek review of airport tender cancelation recommendation - Business News Americas (subscription)

Business News Americas (subscription)

Paraguay govt to seek review of airport tender cancelation recommendation
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Paraguay's public works ministry (MOPC) said it will ask the country's comptroller general's office to reconsider its decision to recommend scrapping ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features ...

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Millions Stolen In Paraguay - SFGate

Millions Stolen In Paraguay
SFGate
Somewhere between 50 and 80 criminals attacked an armored car company Monday night in Paraguay, they made off with millions of dollars, and authorities are calling it the robbery of the century. the robbers reportedly set fire to a dozen vehicles on ...



Fears of constitutional crisis ease in Paraguay - Financial Times - Financial Times

Financial Times

Fears of constitutional crisis ease in Paraguay - Financial Times
Financial Times
Paraguay's president Horacio Cartes has defused a constitutional crisis by deciding not to run in 2018 elections, after his plan to contest the poll drove rioters to ...

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The Modern Era's Most Destructive War Took Place in Paraguay ... - OZY

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The Modern Era's Most Destructive War Took Place in Paraguay ...
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He signed the death warrants of his mother and sisters, but before Marshal-President Francisco Solano Lpez could see the warrants carried out, Brazilian ...

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Paraguay president backs off re-election bid - BBC News

BBC News

Paraguay president backs off re-election bid
BBC News
The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, says he will no longer seek re-election after his bid to change the constitution triggered rioting. He said he had been inspired by Pope Francis's call for peace and dialogue. Demonstrators set fire to the ...
Paraguay President Says Won't Be Candidate in 2018 ElectionsThe Wire
Paraguay President Says Will Not Run in 2018 ElectionU.S. News & World Report
Paraguay president says he won't run in 2018 electionWashington Post
Voice of America -Aljazeera.com
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Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead - Reuters

Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead
Reuters
RIO DE JANEIRO/ASUNCION April 25 Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested eight people suspected of killing a police officer and blowing up a building while robbing a security company of millions of dollars in a volatile border town in Paraguay.