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Itaipu Dam

Paraguay & The Itaipu Dam

March 7th 2007
Take a trip to see the Itaipu Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, producing over 90% of Paraguay´s electricity and over 20% of Brazil´s. Pretty impressive figures and quite an impressive sight too - without sounding like an anorak!! I think I´ll move on before I really damage my street cred! In the afternoon take a trip over the border to Paraguay for some shopping and an e ... read more
South America » Paraguay

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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