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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LIVE Paraguay (W) - China (W) World Championship (W) - 11 December 2017 - Eurosport.com

LIVE Paraguay (W) - China (W) World Championship (W) - 11 December 2017
Eurosport.com
World Championship (W) Follow the Handball match between Paraguay (W) and China (W) live with Eurosport. The match starts at 14:00 on 11 December 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Have your say by voting on ...

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Paraguay Congress legalizes planting of medical marijuana - Reuters

Paraguay Congress legalizes planting of medical marijuana
Reuters
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's Congress passed a bill on Tuesday creating a state-sponsored system to import marijuana seeds and grow the plant for medical uses, a decision that followed other countries in Latin America. The landlocked South American ...

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Inside Paraguay's illegal cannabis plantations - Aljazeera.com

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Inside Paraguay's illegal cannabis plantations
Aljazeera.com
Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay - Cowboy hats and flasks adorned with imitation jaguar and snakeskin prints dot the market of the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero. Cross the two-lane avenue outside and one will have entered Brazil. Not far ...



Paraguay, the hidden gem - The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post

Paraguay, the hidden gem
The Jerusalem Post
While still somewhat unknown to Israelis, Paraguay has become the fastest-growing tourist destination in South America. 4 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Paraguay, the hidden gem. Monday Falls outside the city of Ciudad del Este ...



Paraguay About to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Paraguay About to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana
teleSUR English
Paraguay is the primary producer of marijuana in South America and one of the largest suppliers in the world after Mexico, while an increasing number of farmers are turning to marijuana as a more lucrative alternative to legal crops. Latin American ...



36 Hours in Asuncin, Paraguay - New York Times

New York Times

36 Hours in Asuncin, Paraguay
New York Times
Stroll east along the riverside parks (some with sobering tent cities) to the Cabildo (free), a cultural center that once housed the senate and is now worth visiting primarily for the room of shamanic crowns made from feathers, costumes worn for ...



Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation - BirdLife International

BirdLife International

Guyra Paraguay celebrates 20 years of science and conservation
BirdLife International
With a well-known track record nationally and internationally, it is a non-profit institution that works on the defense and protection of biological diversity and organized actions by the community. The organization bases its actions on research and ...



In Paraguay, urging young people to end dating violence - UNFPA News

UNFPA News

In Paraguay, urging young people to end dating violence
UNFPA News
ASUNCIN, Paraguay At only 16 years old, Laura* has already experienced intimate partner violence. For two years, I put up with verbal and even physical abuse, she said, referring to an ex-boyfriend. It's one of the worst things I have ever ...

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Paraguay Congress Legalizes Medical Cannabis Cultivation - Marijuana.com

Marijuana.com

Paraguay Congress Legalizes Medical Cannabis Cultivation
Marijuana.com
Tuesday's decision was celebrated by patients and their families. We are very happy because this will also allow for the import of seeds for oil production, said Roberto Cabanas, vice president of Paraguay's medicinal cannabis organization. Cabanas ...
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Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Paraguay CongressTheJointBlog (blog)

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Paraguay's First Digital Indigenous Map Aims to Reduce Land Conflicts - Voice of America

Voice of America

Paraguay's First Digital Indigenous Map Aims to Reduce Land Conflicts
Voice of America
Indigenous groups in Paraguay, battling to protect their ancestral lands from expanding agriculture and cattle ranching, launched the first online map of their territory Tuesday. Paraguay's beef and soy export industries are the main drivers of ...

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