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The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and a horse named Mathilde. Ella follows Franco to Asunción and reigns there as his mistress. Isolated and estranged in this new world, she embraces her lover's ill-fated imperial dream -- one fueled by a heedless arrogance that will devastate all of Paraguay.

Lily Tuck:'The News From Paraguay.'


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Overview: Paraguay

The vice-president of the Liberal Party,Federico Franco was sworn in as Paraguay’s new President. Mr Franco had once been a close ally of the deposed President. The impeachment motion in question accused ex-President Lugo mishandling a land eviction operation. In this case, the ‘mishandling’ resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and nine peasant farmers who were killed in a shootout. The farmers were part of a group occupying land owned by a politician from the opposition right-wing Colorado Party who claimed that the peasant ‘squatters’ had been armed and trained by left-wing guerilla groups supported by the former President

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Profile: Paraguay

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: República del Paraguay (Republic of Paraguay)
Head of State: President Horacio Cartes (from 15 Aug 2013)
Head of government: President Horacio Cartes (from 15 Aug 2013)
Ruling party: Asociación Nacional Republicana-Partido Colorado (National Republican Association (Colorado Party)
Area: 406,752 square km
Population: 6.90 million (2014)*
Capital: Asunción
Official language: Spanish and Guaraní
Currency: Guaraní (G) = 100 pesos
Exchange rate: G5,401.66 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$4,305 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 4.39% (2014)*
GDP: US$29.70 billion (2014)*
Unemployment: 5.50% (2014)*
Inflation: 5.04% (2014)*
Balance of trade: US$1.58 billion (2013)
* estimated figure


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