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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

Tax-news.com 
Paraguay's Senate has approved a scaled-back version of legislation to tax exports of untreated grains. Initially, the Government had planned to tax all non-treated grain exports at 15 percent. But following criticism from politicians and the ... See more..
Times of India 
ASUNCION, June 22 (Reuters) - Paraguay's Senate on Thursday approved a 10 percent tax on soybean exports but the finance minister said the president would veto the measure were it to reach his desk because such a tax would hurt small- and ... See more..
teleSUR English 
Paraguay's ousted president is the favorite in the polls but his coalition has faced criticism for its strategy to make his candidacy legal. See more..
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Humanosphere 
Paraguay had been making progress against poverty over the years, but the government has reported a recent rise in poverty that some say stems from an inadequate focus on agricultural communities. Despite the country's overall economic growth last year ... See more..
Hamilton Spectator 
FORMOSA, Argentina — Canada defeated Paraguay 79-71 in group-stage action Thursday at the 2017 FIBA U16 Americas basketball championship. Toronto's Shemar Rathan-Mayes had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Canada (2-0). Luka Sakota ... See more..
Rutgers-Camden NewsNow 
Bonilla-Santiago will travel to Paraguay this summer, as well as in fall 2017 and spring 2018, to lead a professional development institute on leadership, resource development, and community engagement for a select group of UNA faculty, administrators ... See more..
Cornell College News 
Carly Pierson '17 majored in Environmental Studies and now her passion for the environment will take her to Paraguay with the Peace Corps. Pierson says that her coursework laid the foundation for her future. “I've learned a lot about water, pollution ... See more..
Forbes 
Paraguay: The only South American country that recognizes Taiwan has never broken ties since establishing them in 1957. But China started making invitations in the late 1980s and its head-hunting reached a point in 2002 where the Paraguayan ... See more..
Business News Americas (subscription) 
The Paraguayan government will begin construction works on two highway viaducts in August. The new structures will be part of the US$65mn . See more..
BBC Sport 
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud became the first player to score a hat-trick for France in 17 years as his side thrashed Paraguay in Rennes. Giroud was on the scoresheet alongside Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. 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