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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Paraguay/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- Huttite 17:13, 1 Apr 2005 (EST)


Understand[edit]

Hi, in the history section it says: the country lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory including their coast with the sea, which is not true, and this coming from a Paraguayan. Our country never had and never claimed any seacoast at all, depending on our two rivers for shipping commerce. All in all, we sticked to the old limits of the old Paraguay province, tho there was always a dispute for who would control the Chaco region among Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. this dispute led to the Chaco War among the last two countries. You can find an old Spaniard Viceroyalties and provinces map here: America_Espa%C3%B1ola_1800.png

Stay safe[edit]

What's this "fund-raising for Al Qaeda" thing about? Do they have weapons of mass destruction beneath the Iguazu falls too? There is no evidence of any connection between the tri-border muslim community and terrorist groups and CNN has been sued in 2002 for spreading this hoax that's had a very negative impact on local tourism. Brazil and Paraguay have no history of islamic terrorism nor any known occurences of violence or discrimination aginst American citizens because of their origin. I'm removing that from the article. Let's keep paranoia out of Wikitravel.

There is no substance to the claim that Ciudad del Este is the "money laundering" capital of the world. What ever happened to the major financial centers of the world and offshore havens? I'm removing this from the article. - Mariscal8

Copying from es:[edit]

es:Usuario:Arwenavery has placed some info in English at the es:Paraguay article that could be more useful here. I'll copy some of it now. Ricardo (Rmx) 15:53, 4 March 2006 (EST)

Coyote vs. antelope[edit]

I haven't been to Paraguay, but the following doesn't sound likely. Then again, I've been wrong before. --Evan 18:53, 19 December 2006 (EST)

Paraguayan peole do not get much sleep because they mainly hear wild cyotes and antelope fightning for each others lives during the night. However if you are there touring you can find some nice hotelsmainly away from all that commotion. Night time isn't very pleasant in Paraguay

The forgotten country in Latin America?[edit]

Anyone who wrote any negative comment about Paraguay is very wrong. I can assure you that Paraguay is not " The forgatten country in Latin America" ,I can not understand why some people just believe that they have the right and the power to describe the most negative things about some countries ; in this case about Paraguay,so they just feel free to write negative things about Paraguay .I truly believe that the person who said only the worsen things about Paraguay is not a well-educated person,because only a person who is not well-educated , full of frustration and hatress can write negative comments about a country that has welcomed immigrants from many countries such as korea,Japan,China,Australia,Germany,Middle east countries , Brazil ( the latter ,lots of them lately!) and from many other countries!!!!.If Paraguay was "The forgatten country in Latin America" why then those immigrants found a life in Paraguay ???.For better or for worse they chose Paraguay to emigrate and many of them are doing better in Paraguay than in their own country.There are many wealthy people in Paraguay as well as middle class ,working class and those people that can be categorized wrongly " as poor" ,because they grow their own potatoes,in their own land ,because they ride their own horses ,because they work in agriculture ,and so because they use as a transportation a"carreta" ,(for those who don't know what is it ,it's a wooden carriage with two oxes).I don'think are that poor those people in Paraguay who falls under the category of "poor" , because just think ! if they own their own land ,animals and they grow their own legumes,I don't think they are poor!! they are not homeless or anything,and there are not people in Paraguay who are facing starvation either etc . What else ??Paraguay is not the poorest countries of South America ,and it's in fact one of the country with a better economic and political situation in South America .I recently came across an articule on line, that mentioned that Paraguay is not the poorest country of South America.I read it in WIKIPEDIA ,by the way a very reliable source .The article said that Chile,Uruguay and Paraguay are the three countries in South America with a better economic situation than other countries in South America.Anyone who want to know more about Paraguay or about any other countries around the world should first read ,read and read about the country ,and if possible visit the country and then write about the country if they have to.Sure ,they can write but not before they do a lot of reading about the country's population, history,culture,economic and political etc.So, People should be more careful about what they write about Paraguay or other countries ,because other people can get offended with their stupid comment.Like the one who said that he or she has seen beggers in Paraguay??? like there are not other countries with the same problem!! .I've seen beggers in other countries too!!.I've seen beggers in those so called well-developed countries too.Again a well-educated person don't go and write just negative things about a country ,instead they analize the whole picture first ,they analyze the facts that was obatined from a reliable source first and then they go and write positive things plus highlight the negative points about a country.I'm glad I clarified that people who are not well-educated are the one who wrote the wrong thing about Paraguay. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.4.200.99 (talkcontribs)

Greetings from Wikipedia[edit]

Hi all, there's an [article on Wikipedia] about the Paraguay River that's up for deletion because it's written like a travel guide, and that's not what Wikipedia is for. But I thought I'd give you a heads-up to see if there's anything there you might like to rescue. Reyk 22:52, 16 July 2008 (EDT)

Thanks! I pulled it out of Deletionpedia and used it as the basis for a new Paraguay River article. --190.128.166.18 13:03, 2 July 2010 (EDT)

Regions[edit]

Paraguay regions map.png

Here's a proposal:

  • Gran Chaco (Paraguay) — an obvious, big, but relatively barren region; everything west of the Rio Paraguay.
  • Paraná Plateau — the forested eastern part of the country's eastern half (Paraneña).
  • Northern Paraneña — basically everything north of Cordillera Province & the Paraná Plateau.
  • Southern Paraneña — the remaining area of Asunción and the southwest.

This looks pretty good to me, so I'll give a few days for comments and then plunge forward if there are none. --Peter Talk 23:01, 20 January 2010 (EST)

Looks very good to me and I would just plunge as I am with Uruguay. The chances of any comments are very slim indeed. As an aside, the colour scheme you have used is exactly the same as I chose 5 minutes ago for Uruguay! Extraordinary. I will change at least my purple to blue :) Great minds... :) --Burmesedays 23:25, 20 January 2010 (EST)
Done. --Peter Talk 12:54, 22 January 2010 (EST)

Water potability[edit]

A couple references were added to the main article, as it appears there may be some dispute, to show that water is potable in Asunción and Ciudad del Este. I am copying them here, as references do not belong in Wikitravel articles: [1] [2] --Peter Talk 10:31, 2 July 2010 (EDT)

OK, that makes sense. As you may have guessed I'm from Wikipedia, so lack of references surprises me :-). Putting them in the talk page is a good compromise, which will not clutter the article. --190.128.166.18 11:27, 2 July 2010 (EDT)

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