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Deforestation is a pressing environmental concern in Paraguay. Forests have been cleared so that land may be used for agriculture and urban development, but in the process, Paraguay has lost precious natural resources and biodiversity.1 This loss is seen most significantly in the Atlantic Forest, where less than 10% of the original 386,000 square miles of forest remain today.3 The large wetland—Patanal—has also become a source of environmental concern for Paraguay, as infrastructure projects threaten its continued existence.4

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1 http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/paraguay/environmental_problems_paraguay/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20paraguay.htm
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Paraguay News

BBC News 
The lower house of Paraguay's Congress has voted overwhelmingly to reject a constitutional amendment that allowed the president to seek re-election. The proposal triggered riots last month, with protesters setting fire to part of the Congress building. See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
Brazilian police said on Wednesday they had arrested 14 people and seized more than a million dollars of stolen cash after an explosive heist by suspected Brazilian gangsters in neighboring Paraguay. Dubbed "the robbery of the century" by officials, ... See more..
Gazette Review 
Brazilian police arrested eight suspects a day after a robbery in Paraguay. The suspects were arrested in the Brazilian state of Parana, which is 478 miles away from Paraguay. The Brazilian federal police released a statement, where it mentioned that ... See more..
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Bloomington Pantagraph 
A vehicle burns after thieves set it on fire during their escape in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Monday, April 24, 2017. According to reports, dozens of attackers armed with assault rifles used explosives to blast open the vault of an armored car company ... See more..
Reuters 
Video shows the aftermath of an armed assault on a private security company in eastern Paraguay. No reporter narration. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. (ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An army of 60 robbers carried out a daring assault ... See more..
Financial Times 
Paraguay's president Horacio Cartes has defused a constitutional crisis by deciding not to run in 2018 elections, after his plan to contest the poll drove rioters to ... See more..
BBC News 
The President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes, says he will no longer seek re-election after his bid to change the constitution triggered rioting. He said he had been inspired by Pope Francis's call for peace and dialogue. Demonstrators set fire to the ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive heist in Paraguay. Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive heist of the private security company Prosegur in the border city of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Up to 80 robbers steal $40M in massive... Read More · 2:46min. See more..
OZY 
He signed the death warrants of his mother and sisters, but before Marshal-President Francisco Solano López could see the warrants carried out, Brazilian ... See more..
BBC News 
Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's parliament during violent protests against a bill that would lift presidential term limits. One activist was killed by a blow to the head which the opposition blamed on a rubber bullet fired by ... See more..
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Geography

Central South America, northeast of Argentina, southwest of Brazil
Area

Total 406,752 sq km
Land 397,302 sq km
Water 9,450 sq km

Climate

subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west
Natural Resources

hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

local flooding in southeast (early September to June); poorly drained plains may become boggy (early October to June)
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; water pollution; inadequate means for waste disposal pose health risks for many urban residents; loss of wetlands

Demographics

Nationality
Paraguayan
Population
6,623,252 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Landlocked Paraguay has a market economy distinguished by a large informal sector, featuring re-export of imported consumer goods to neighboring countries, as well as the activities of thousands of microenterprises and urban street vendors. A large percentage of the population, especially in rural areas, derives its living from agricultural activity, often on a subsistence basis. Because of the importance of the informal sector, accurate economic measures are difficult to obtain. On a per capita basis, real income has stagnated at 1980 levels. The economy grew rapidly between 2003 and 2008 as growing world demand for commodities combined with high prices ...See More and favorable weather to support Paraguay's commodity-based export expansion. Paraguay is the sixth largest soy producer in the world. Drought hit in 2008, reducing agricultural exports and slowing the economy even before the onset of the global recession. The economy fell 3.8% in 2009, as lower world demand and commodity prices caused exports to contract. The government reacted by introducing fiscal and monetary stimulus packages. Growth resumed at a 13% level in 2010, the highest in South America, but slowed to about 4% in 2011 as the stimulus subsided. In 2012, severe drought and outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease led to a drop in beef and other agricultural exports and the economy contracted about 0.5%. Political uncertainty, corruption, limited progress on structural reform, and deficient infrastructure are the main obstacles to long-term growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$41.55 billion (2012 est.); $42.05 billion (2011 est.); $40.3 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber
Industries

sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic, electric power