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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Paraguay footballer pulls off incredibly clever shoelace prank in ... - Mirror.co.uk

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Paraguay footballer pulls off incredibly clever shoelace prank in ...
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The 26-year-old defender used his position to his advantage, and pulled off a very sneaky trick.

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Review: In 'Paraguay Remembered,' Does Time Heal All Wounds ... - New York Times

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Review: In 'Paraguay Remembered,' Does Time Heal All Wounds ...
New York Times
This documentary reflects on a legacy of political turmoil as the director, Dominique Dubosc, returns to Paraguay after 40 years.

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Jaguar Hunting In Paraguay! - Scout

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Jaguar Hunting In Paraguay!
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Professional Hunter, host of Rugged Expeditions, author, and all around swell guy J.Alain Smith goes after a cattle killing jag down in Paraguay! No. He's not hunting. He's darting. But this hunt is just as exciting! About. J. Alain Smith is a ...



The battle to end unbridled discrimination in Paraguay - Equal Times

Equal Times

The battle to end unbridled discrimination in Paraguay
Equal Times
Discrimination against women, LGBTI people, indigenous peoples and other groups continues unabated in Paraguay, in the absence of a law penalising it, whilst in the rest of South America, with the exception of French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana, ...



Couple caught having sex on back of motorcycle in Paraguay | Daily ... - Daily Mail

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Couple caught having sex on back of motorcycle in Paraguay | Daily ...
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Police have launched an investigation after the footage, filmed in Encarnacion, south-eastern Paraguay, showed the semi-naked couple riding on the back of a ...
Couple Caught Having Sex On Speeding Motorcycle While Driving Down Busy HighwayElite Daily

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Paraguay Stands By Suspension of Venezuela from Mercosur ... - PanAm Post

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Paraguay Stands By Suspension of Venezuela from Mercosur ...
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Paraguay's Chancellor went on record this week to defend the suspension of Venezuela from Mercosur after the trading bloc's parliament wavered on sanctions.

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Paraguay Supreme Court ruling favors govt in bond sale dispute ... - Reuters

Paraguay Supreme Court ruling favors govt in bond sale dispute ...
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Paraguay's Supreme Court ruledin favor of the Treasury Ministry on Wednesday in a dispute overthe constitutionality of a proposed bond sale, allowing it toissue ...

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Paraguay and Sierra Leone sign OFID loan agreements tohelp strengthen energy and water supply sectors - African Herald Express (blog)

Paraguay and Sierra Leone sign OFID loan agreements tohelp strengthen energy and water supply sectors
African Herald Express (blog)
During the signing ceremony, Al-Herbish spoke of OFID's long-standing relationship with Paraguay that spans nearly four decades, which included over US$168m in funding towards the transportation, water and agriculture sectors, among others. Private ...



A Word In Edgewise: Potholes in Paraguay - Ukiah Daily Journal

A Word In Edgewise: Potholes in Paraguay
Ukiah Daily Journal
I don't recall ever being bored during four months of travel in South America, but Paraguay presented a challenge. Asuncin was the most provincial and dingy capital city on the continent and, after busing in from the paradise of the Iguazu waterfalls ...



Latin America: Paraguay to focus on trade at IDB - Euromoney magazine

Latin America: Paraguay to focus on trade at IDB
Euromoney magazine
Paraguay's minister of finance, Santiago Pea, says that he expects the recent shift to the right in the politics of Mercosur's two largest member countries to lead the organization to refocus on its economic mission at the expense of broader political ...