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Plaza de los Heroes  
   

Plaza de los Heroes

Plaza de Los Heroes is probably Asuncion's main square. It contains a Pantheon, to the left of the flags (not pictured) where many past presidents and distinguished Paraguayans are buried.
Exploring a little known country

October 18th 2007
A few months before we began our trip I remember we went to Stanfords, the best travel shop in London, to ask for books or any information about Paraguay. And they had practically nothing. No guidebook, no maps, no travel literature; all they offered was Lonely Planet's South America Shoestring guide which gives 29 pages (out of 1000+) to Paraguay. So what was it that put everyone off from travell ... 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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