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Let's Do it the Paraguay way

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Najah Thomas-Young

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Transcript of Let's Do it the Paraguay way

the Paraguay way
is
the only way!

Agenda
Introduction
Location/Physical features
Economy
Politics
History
Culture
Sites
Trivia
introduction
Paraguay has a motto that says "Paz y Justica" which means " Peace and Liberty" in English. Paraguay is a hispanic country about the same size as California. Paraguay has almost the same holidays as us such as Easter known as Holy Week in Paraguay. Soccer is a popular sport in Paraguay and other surrounding areas. Enjoy the presentation and make sure you take good notes!
location & physical features
Gran Chaco

A dry plain that stretches across Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia (between Andes and Brazilian highlands). Includes an extension of jungle and swamp. Very hot and undeveloped.
Paraguay's topography includes low wooded hills and grassy plains east of it's main river which is Rio Paraguay. The Chaco region consists of low marshy plains. Farther from the river, the landscape is mostly dry forests, scrub, and jungles in some locations. The climate of Paraguay is classified as subtropical to temperate depending on a certain location within the country. The eastern areas have significant rain fall, while in the far west it is semi-arid. The bordering countries of Paraguay are Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The area is 157,047 square miles or 406,752 square kilometers.
I hope ya'll took some notes
cuz... we ain't goin' back!
Trivia
Sites
culture
history
politcs
economy
Paraguay's economy is a market one focused on the re-export of imported consumer goods. Street vendors and agriculture also play a large role and in the country's rural areas the population often practices subsistence agriculture. Paraguay's main agricultural products are cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava, fruits, vegetables, beef, pork, eggs, milk and timber. Its largest industries are sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic and electricity.
Paraguay has produced many famous personalities over the years. The famous people from Paraguay are recognized all around the world. They vary from
politicians
to
writers of literature
. From
human rights activists
to
musicians
and from
sports players
to
social reformers
. The food of modern Paraguay is highly influenced by Spain. Its traditional foods are rooted in the country's own ground. The two ingredients forming the basis of Paraguayan cuisine are
cassava
and
corn
. Paraguay music is overtly European in nature. The structure and instrumentations engaged in tradition Paraguayan music have clearly exhibit the European influences exerted on the indigenous culture of the land.
These cows are grazing and pasteurizing on this field.
Politics of Paraguay takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic (whereby the President of Paraguay is both head of state and head of government) and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised solely by the President. Legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the National Congress. The Judiciary power is vested on Tribunals and Courts of Civil Laws.
The history of Paraguay is poorly documented. The first Spaniards settled in the area in the 16th century. Following the Spanish colonization, a mixed (mestizo) population developed, which spoke the language of their indigenous ancestors' Spanish culture. Paraguay declared its independence from Spain in 1811. The country has had a history of dictatorial governments, from José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia to Francisco Solano López, who nearly corrupted the country in warfare. Paraguay went to war again, this time with Bolivia. From 1932 to 1935, Paraguayans and Bolivians died in fighting over possession of the Chaco region. Paraguay was ruled by 44 different men, 24 of whom were forced from office.
https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/History_of_Paraguay.html
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Politics_of_Paraguay.html
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Politics_of_Paraguay.html
Paraguay's topography includes low wooded hills and

.
Paraguay's economy is a market one focused on the of imported consumer goods
.
The history of Paraguay is documented.
What is the basis of Paraguayan cuisine?
What instrument is mostly played in Paraguayan music?
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What did Paraguay and Bolivia fight over in war?
This picture was taken on June 25th, 2012
This is president Fernando Lugo getting iterviewed by the press and public. Fernando Lugo was elected in 2008.
16 July 2012 The political tumult in Paraguay will have significant ramifications for future economic engagement.
by:
najah thomas -young
&
gisele motley
Paraguay!
Paraguay!
Paraguay!
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