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role national

with Condor as a secret partner or sponsor." Operation Condor: Cable suggests U.S. role, National Security Archive, March 6, 2001. Accessed online November 26, 2006. The '''South American Football Confederation''' ( ), commonly known as '''CONMEBOL''' (from '''CON'''federación Suda'''ME'''ricana de Fút'''BOL

manufacturing made

, and steel. In 2003, manufacturing made up 13.6% of the GDP, and the sector employed about 11% of the working population in 2000. Paraguay's primary manufacturing focus is on food and beverages. Wood products, paper products, hides and furs, and non-metallic mineral products also contribute to manufacturing totals. Steady growth in the manufacturing GDP during the 1990s (1.2% annually) laid the foundation for 2002 and 2003, when the annual growth rate rose to 2.5

prominent religious

indigenous religions. A U.S. State Department report on Religious Freedom names Roman Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, mainline Protestantism, Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform), Mormonism, and the Baha'i Faith as prominent religious groups. It also mentions a large Muslim community in Alto Paraná (as a result of Middle-Eastern immigration, especially from Lebanon) and a prominent Mennonite community in Boquerón. Commons:Category:Paraguay WikiPedia:Paraguay Dmoz:Regional South America Paraguay

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;, as necessary. -- Indonesia, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Commons:Category:Paraguay WikiPedia:Paraguay Dmoz:Regional South America Paraguay

style music

, Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia. Following the tours, ''In Search of Sunrise 4: Latin America'' was released in 2005, featuring a second CD for the first time in the ''In Search of Sunrise'' series (In Search of Sunrise (series)). Although

comedy musical

journal journal El Semanario '''Les Luthiers''' is an Argentine comedy-musical group, very popular also in several other Spanish (Spanish language)-speaking countries such as Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. They were formed in 1967 by Gerardo Masana, during the height of a period of very intense Choral Music (choral) activity in Argentina's state

book stories

), Toronto → Torontonian, Washington (Washington, D.C.) → Washingtonian, Wellington → Wellingtonian) '''Palombia''' is a fictitious (fictional country) South American country from the Belgian (Belgium) ''Spirou et Fantasio'' and ''Marsupilami'' comic book stories. The name is a portmanteau of Paraguay and Colombia. In French, ''Palombie'' is especially a word game between ''Colombie (Colombia), Colombe (Diamond Dove)'' and '' Common Wood Pigeon Palombe

home range

'''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

growing political

lived through the relative deprivation, reduced budgets, and loss of prestige of the defeated Bolivian army during the early years of MNR rule. By the early 1960s, President Víctor Paz Estenssoro came to rely more heavily on the military in the face of growing political divisions among the governing elites. Equally as important in this rebirth was the considerable pressure exerted by the United States to modernize and equip the troops for a decidedly more political role: that of fighting

influential member

in almost every Latin American country, including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Commons:Category:Paraguay WikiPedia:Paraguay Dmoz:Regional South America Paraguay


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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.

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