Paraguay (/ˈpærəɡwaɪ/; Spanish:[paɾaˈɣwai]; Guarani:Paraguái[paɾaˈɣwaj]), officially the Republic of Paraguay (Spanish:República del Paraguay, Guarani:Tetã Paraguái), is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, which runs through the center of the country from north to south. Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as Corazón de Sudamérica ("Heart of South America").
The indigenousGuaraní had been living in Paraguay for at least a millennium before the Spanish conquered the territory in the 16th century. Spanish settlers and Jesuitmissions introduced Christianity and Spanish culture to the region. Paraguay was a peripheral colony of the Spanish Empire, with few urban centers and settlers. Following independence from Spain in 1811, Paraguay was ruled by a series of dictators who generally implemented isolationist and protectionist policies.
The Paraguay's source is south of Diamantino in the Mato Grosso state of Brazil. It follows a generally southwesterly course, passing through the Brazilian city of Cáceres. It then turns in a generally southward direction, flowing through the Pantanal wetlands, the city of Corumbá, then running close to the Brazil-Bolivia border for a short distance in the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.
From the city of Puerto Bahia Negra, Paraguay, the river forms the border between Paraguay and Brazil, flowing almost due south before the confluence with the Apa River.
The Paraguay makes a long, gentle curve to the south-southeast before resuming a more south-southwesterly course, dividing the country of Paraguay into two distinct halves: the Gran Chaco region to the west, a largely uninhabited semi-arid region; and the eastern forested departments of the country, accounting for some 98% of the country's inhabitants. As such the river is considered perhaps the key geographical feature of the country with which it shares its name.
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ASUNCION, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay have urged Argentina to stop applying tolls for ships and barges carrying grains and other exports, saying it restricts navigation on a key river channel ... The barge was released on Monday after paying the toll, a company spokesperson told local radio.
Napout's lawyer JuanIgnacio GonzalezMacchi told a radio station in Paraguay that JudgePamela Chen had reduced Napout's sentence and he would be released on compassionate grounds on July 5 ... "He is released but there is some paperwork for him to be able to take a flight and return to Paraguay," said Gonzalez.
Separately, Paraguay’s incoming foreign minister Ruben Ramirez reiterated the new administration’s commitment to maintaining diplomatic relations with Taiwan... He also told RadioMonumental 1080AM last week that the relations between Paraguay and Taiwan are “undisputable,” the ministry said.
\u201cThe year 2022 was deadly for members of the press ...PirambuNews founder Givanildo Oliveira was also killed in Brazil after publishing a report about a local man suspected of homicide, and following warnings not to report on criminal activity radio journalist Humberto Coronel was shot and killed in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay ... .
“This issue is under investigation, both on the DINAC side and on the side of the airline,” Félix Kanasawa, head of Paraguay’s National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics, told local radio, Reuters reported ... “LATAM Airlines Paraguay regrets the inconvenience this meteorological event may have caused its passengers.”.
JournalistHumberto Coronel was shot in front of the radio station where he worked in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, the region's police chief, Ruben Paredes said, less than three months after Coronel said he and his colleague had received death threats.
JournalistHumberto Coronel was shot in front of the radio station where he worked in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, the region’s police chief, Ruben Paredes said, less than three months after Coronel said he and his colleague had received death threats.