polled indicated that there was an "uneasiness" in Paraguayan society. 74% believed that the political situation needed changes, including 45% who wanted a substantial or total change. Finally, 31% stated that they planned to abstain from voting in the February elections. On 3 February 1989, Stroessner was overthrown in a military coup headed by General Andrés Rodríguez (Andrés Rodríguez (President)). As president, Rodríguez instituted political
, legal, and economic reforms and initiated a ''rapprochement'' with the international community. Reflecting the deep hunger of the rural poor for land, hundreds immediately occupied thousands of acres of unused territories belonging to Stroessner and his associates; by mid-1990, 19,000 families occupied 340,000 acres. At the time, 2.06 million people lived in rural areas, more than half of the 4.1 million total population, and most were landless. The June 1992
species , ''Miltonia spectabilis''. Many species were attributed to ''Miltonia'' in the past, however, today, the species from Central America and from cooler areas on northwest of South America have been moved to other genera. ''Miltonia'' species have large and long lasting flowers, often in multifloral inflorescences. This fact, allied to being species that are easy to grow and to identify, make them a favorite of orchid collectors all over the world. Species of this genus are extensively used to produce artificial hybrids. The signatory states that have not finished their ratification procedures are: Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Niger, Angola, DR Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Madagascar, Pakistan, Holy See, Poland. *'''Ecuador''' - Cuenca (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cuenca), Guayaquil (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guayaquil), Portoviejo (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portoviejo), Quito (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quito) *'''Paraguay''' - Asunción (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Asunción) *'''Peru''' - Arequipa (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arequipa), Ayacucho (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho), Cusco (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco), Huancayo (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Huancayo), Lima (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima), Piura (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Piura), Trujillo (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trujillo) The '''Green-headed Tanager''', ''Tangara seledon'', is a bird found in Atlantic forest in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay and far north-eastern Argentina (Misiones only). In October 1858, Shubrick sailed in command of the fleet sent to South American waters to support diplomatic efforts to resolve differences (Paraguay expedition) with Paraguay resulting from the firing upon USS ''Water Witch'' (USS Water Witch (1851)). After a considerable success in the Uruguayan ''underground'' movement, he successfully disembarked in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1982. He slowly gained popularity, had concerts in Chile, Peru, Cuba, Brazil, Paraguay and Spain among others. Habitat The crab-eating fox is a canid that ranges in savannas, woodlands subtropical forests, prickly, shrubby thickets and tropical savannas such as the caatinga, plains, and campo from Colombia and southern Venezuela to Paraguay, Uruguay and Northern Argentina. (Eisenberg, 1999) * ''C. t. azarae'', North Brasil. * ''C. t. entrerianus'', Brasil, Bolivia.Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. * ''C. t. aquilus'', north Venezuela and Colombia. The '''Palm Tanager''', ''Thraupis palmarum'', is a medium-sized passerine bird. This tanager is a resident breeder from Nicaragua south to Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil. It also breeds on Trinidad and, since 1962, on Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is known by colloquial names such as the 'Palmiste' and the 'Green Jean'. '''Club Cerro Porteño''' is a professional Paraguayan football (Association football) club, based in the neighbourhood of Barrio Obrero (Barrio Obrero (Asunción)) in Asunción. Founded in 1912, Cerro has won 28 Primera División (Primera División de Paraguay) titles and is one of the most popular football club in Paraguay. Commons:Category:Paraguay WikiPedia:Paraguay Dmoz:Regional South America Paraguay
. A prolific and natural goalscorer, he is known for his array of skills on the field such as excellent heading, accurate shooting with either foot, receptions in tight spaces, and a combination of technique, power and positional sense. A closer look at Cabanas FIFA.com He was shot in the head in January 2010, but survived the attack. Sixteen months after the assault he returned to football and participated in a tribute
(Reid, 1997). ''Crusader'' was heavily armed and was used in a "gunboat diplomacy" role when the United States needed to place political pressure on the South American country of Paraguay. After completing that mission, she returned to the United States to participate as a gunboat in the blockade of the Confederate States of America. Washburn was later Presidential Elector for California, 1860; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to Paraguay, 1861–63; U.S. Minister to Paraguay, 1863–68; novelist; and inventor of an early typewriter. Washburn was later Presidential Elector for California, 1860; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to Paraguay, 1861–63; U.S. Minister to Paraguay, 1863–68; novelist; and inventor of an early typewriter. '''Hernando Siles Reyes''' (August 5, 1882 – November 23, 1942) was the 31st President of Bolivia, serving from 1926-1930. Founder of the Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista), he soon gravitated toward the Saavedrista faction of the Republican Party, which had come to power in 1920. Chosen by President Saavedra to be his successor in 1926, Siles ran on a ticket that included the latter's brother, Abdon Saavedra, as his Vice-Presidential running mate. This formula won the elections, and Siles Reyes was sworn in August, 1926. Soon, he came to be regarded as one of the most charismatic Bolivian politicians in recent memory, especially when he broke openly with the domineering ex-President Bautista Saavedra, and exiled him along with his brother (hitherto Siles's own Vice-President). Despite all this, the Siles government soon ran into economic and political difficulties associated with the far-reaching effects of the "crash" of 1929. Moreover, his term was marked by rising diplomatic tensions with neighboring Paraguay which would later lead to the Chaco War. Many more opponents were exiled, giving Siles some breathing room, but matters reached a breaking point when, in 1930, the President attempted to unilaterally increase his term in office, ostensibly to deal with the mounting economic and international crisis. This was all his opponents needed, and with a coup d'état clearly in the offing, Siles resigned on May 28, 1930, leaving his cabinet in charge. The latter was overthrown by General Carlos Blanco (Carlos Blanco Galindo), who in 1931 called elections which were won by Daniel Salamanca of the Partido Republicano-Genuino. Siles lived the rest of his life in exile, dying in Lima in 1942 at the age of 60. The naval '''Battle of Riachuelo''' was a key point in the Paraguayan War. By late 1864, Paraguay had scored a series of victories in the war; on June 11, 1865, however, its naval defeat by Brazil began to turn the tide in favor of the allies (Treaty of the Triple Alliance). The '''Battle of Tuyutí''' was a Paraguayan offensive in the Paraguayan War. The allied (Treaty of the Triple Alliance) victory added to the Paraguayan troubles that began with a failed offensive and continued with the loss of its fleet in the Battle of Riachuelo. Commons:Category:Paraguay WikiPedia:Paraguay Dmoz:Regional South America Paraguay
'''Juan Bautista Torales''', nicknamed '''Téju''' (born 9 March 1956 in Luque) is a retired football defender from Paraguay. He was cap (cap (football))ped 77 times, and scored 1 goal for the Paraguay national football team in an international career that lasted from 1979 to 1989. rsssf: Paraguay record international footballers He played for the Paraguayan squad that won the 1979 Copa America. rsssf: Copa América 1979 squads * Great Patriotic War (term), Russian name for World War II * "The Great War
in the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas . Leptotes bicolor also belongs to the orchid family and is used as a natural vanilla replacement in Paraguay and southern Brazil. - Paraguay Asunción - ** The 71st Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California with ''Shakespeare in Love'' winning Best Picture (Academy Award for Best Picture). * March 23 – Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice
), Kalimantan (a thousand miles and 18 rollovers to celebrate the first crossing of the island 100 years previously) and Mongolia. But the Camel Trophy didn't just change venue. Over the years, the event evolved from a mud-plugging expedition to involve elements of adventure sport, such as kayaking, mountain biking and winter sports. Teams were selected by each competing nation in competitions held nationally, designed to test the athletic, engineering and driving prowess
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orchids, growing in the damp montane forest of eastern Brazil, Paraguay and NE Argentina. Currently, 65 species are recognized. Church service Scott has had extensive experience in church service and in leadership roles. His ability to speak Spanish has aided him in many different callings. Apart from his 31 month mission to Uruguay, he served as a stake (Stake (Latter Day Saints)) clerk and as a counselor in a stake presidency before he was called to preside over
Tupi by their use of the Guaraní language. The traditional range of the Guaraní people is in what is now Paraguay between the Uruguay River and lower Paraguay River, the Corrientes (Corrientes Province) and Entre Ríos (Entre Ríos Province) Provinces of Argentina, southern Brazil, and parts of Uruguay and Bolivia. Commons:Category:Paraguay WikiPedia:Paraguay Dmoz:Regional South America Paraguay
The indigenous (indigenous people) Guaraní (Guarani people) had been living in Paraguay for at least a millennium before the Spanish (Spanish colonial empire) conquered the territory in the 16th century. Spanish settlers and Jesuit (Jesuits) missions (Reductions) introduced Christianity and Spanish culture to the region. Paraguay was on the periphery of Spain's colonial empire, with few urban centers and a sparse population. Following independence from Spain in 1811, Paraguay was ruled by a series of dictators who implemented isolationist (isolationism) and protectionist (protectionism) policies.
This development was truncated by the disastrous Paraguayan War (1864–1870), in which the country lost 60 to 70 percent of its population through war and disease, and about of territory to Argentina and Brazil. Through the 20th century, Paraguay continued to endure a succession of authoritarian governments, culminating in the regime of Alfredo Stroessner, who led South America's longest-lived military dictatorship from 1954 to 1989. He was toppled in an internal military coup, and free multi-party (multi-party system) elections were organized and held for the first time in 1993. A year later, Paraguay joined Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay to found Mercosur, a regional economic collaborative.
As of 2009, Paraguay's population was estimated to be at around 6.5 million, most of whom are concentrated in the southeast region of the country. The capital and largest city is Asunción, of which the metropolitan area is home to nearly a third of Paraguay's population. In contrast to most Latin American nations, Paraguay's indigenous language and culture, Guaraní, remains highly influential. In each census, residents predominantly identify as mestizo, reflecting years of intermarriage among the different ethnic groups. Guaraní (Paraguayan Guaraní) is recognized as an official language alongside Spanish, and both languages are widely spoken in the country, with around 92 percent of the general population speaking Spanish and 98 percent speaking Guaraní.