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Yearbook 2003

Paraguay. The winner of the April 27 presidential election became, as expected, Nicanor Duarte Frutos of the Colorado Party, a party that has held the presidential office uninterrupted since 1947. Duarte Frutos won 38% of the vote before former Vice President Julio César Franco of PLRA (Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico). However, the result of the Senate elections held at the same time meant that the president did not get his own majority.

According to Countryaah.com, Paraguay Independence Day is May 14. President Duarte Frutos announced early on his intentions to curb corruption, and on October 24, Congress decided to bring six of the nine members of the Supreme Court to justice. Even the late President Luis González Macchi, who passed a second vote in congressional law in Congress as late as February, was prosecuted along with his wife for corruption and embezzlement during his term. Among other things, a transfer of $ 16 million was made from P’s central bank to a private account in the US. But even after two months, the new government was shaken by a corruption scandal. Interior Minister Roberto González was forced to resign on October 12 after intervening in a smuggling business and dismissing a police chief who investigated the case.

There was a lot of unrest in the countryside during the year. Farmers who blocked a road near Santa Rosa del Aguaray, 325 km north of Asuncion, in protest of non-payment of government revenue loss, were attacked by police with tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets. The result was 17 injured. New protests followed, though without violence. The farmer organizations gradually tightened their requirements, including on the departure of the Agriculture and Home Ministers.

Paraguay Border Map

Republic of Paraguay Brief Guide

According to AbbreviationFinder, Paraguay is a landlocked state in South America. It is located around the Paraguay River, bordering Brazil in the northeast, Argentina in the south and Bolivia in the northwest. The name of the country means “water going to the sea”, derived from the words guaran Pará (“sea”), gua (particle meaning movement) and y (“water”).

Travel seasons 
The rainy season lasts from October to April, so it’s a good idea to schedule your trip from May to September, when the temperature drops to +20 degrees.

Food and drink
Paraguay’s food culture shows a fusion of cultures. Important foods include cassava and corn, which are used in popular dishes such as sopa paraguaya and chipa. The food culture is based on the use of these raw materials; cassava, millet, sweet potatoes, beans, corn and peanuts. A popular herbal tea is verbatate, which is used to make a fresh Terese drink by mixing cold fruit juice with the tea. We recommend drinking bottled water. You can also drink heated or tablet-purified water. We do not recommend consuming unpasteurized dairy products. Vegetables and fruits should be rinsed well.

Photography
Paraguay is a very photographic country. Asking permission before taking a photo of the population is recommended, as many people still believe that face photography produces bad luck.