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walking around

I had to wait few hours for the next guided tour (it's not possible to walk wihin the Itaipu complex on your own)
Itaipu dam, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

October 30th 2010
The second bigest dam of the world (after the Chinese Three Gorges), but producing the most electric energy in the world more than 90 TWh) per year. There are free guided tours around the dam explaining the history and the facts. But, of course, the iformation you get is a propaganda of the Paraguayan government hiding how much was destroyed building this enormous dam which started in 1973 and the ... read more
South America » Paraguay » Ciudad del Este

Paraguayan Flag In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. It stagnated economically for the next half century. In the Chaco War of 1932-35, large, economically important areas were ... ... read more
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