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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 Paraguay consistently loses over 100,000 hectares per year due to subsistence farming and ranching.2 The country relies completely on hydropower for electricity.3 Additionally, Paraguay is one of only two landlocked countries in South America.4

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1 http://www.wwf.org.py/wwf_paraguay/17_anos_en_paraguay/
2 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20paraguay.htm
3 https://www.worldenergy.org/data/resources/country/paraguay/hydropower/
4 http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/where-we-help/americas/paraguay
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Paraguay News

NBCNews.com 
The term “gender ideology,” according to a local advocacy group, was invented by conservatives to justify discrimination against women and LGBTQ people. See more..
WKRG 
PARAGUAY (CNN) — Environmental authorities in Paraguay are looking into the reason behind thousands of dead fish floating on a river near its capital of Asuncion. Experts say that although it's not clear what caused this, they're looking at industrial ... See more..
U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog) 
NEW DELHI, India (Oct. 16, 2017) – The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team continued its impressive performance at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, advancing to the Quarterfinal Round with an emphatic 5-0 win against Paraguay before 34,895 fans at ... See more..
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ESPN FC 
In the build-up to the U-17 World Cup, Paraguay took preparations to an extreme. They trained for matches as if they were already in India, half the world away. "India is eight-and-a-half hours ahead of us, so we switched our training cycles to the ... See more..
GlobalMeatNews.com 
Officials from the US Embassy in Paraguay relayed a message from Washington, US, to meatpacker Minerva SA this week. The message was this: the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has approved ... See more..
Hub City Times 
Every year one Marshfield High School student is awarded a generous scholarship enabling him or her to study abroad through the American Field Service (AFS) program. After applying and receiving the scholarship, I decided to spend the summer in ... See more..
ESPN FC 
Paraguay continued to shine and recorded their third win on the trot when they thrashed a struggling Turkey 3-1 in a Group B match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. With this win, the South American side topped the pool with nine points. Earlier ... See more..
Goal.com 
USA's victory over Paraguay at the ongoing Fifa Under-17 World Cup has left Ghana coach Samuel Paa Kwasi Fabin with a lot to think about ahead of Wednesday's round of 16 showdown with minnows Niger. The Black Starlets, two-time champions, are ... See more..
Metro 
These eerie pictures show thousands of dead fish floating in a river. The images were taken at the 'Confuso' river, near Villa Hayes city, in Paraguay, yesterday. See more..
U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog) 
The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team stamped its ticket to the World Cup Quarterfinals with an emphatic 5-0 victory against Paraguay on Monday in New Delhi, and while offensive leaders Josh Sargent and Andrew Carleton both found the back of the net, the ... 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