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Yerba Mate Altar

The Yerba Mate plant has deep roots in Paraguayan history, as shown by the image of it carved into the altar of the church the Jesuits built at their mission.
Tereré

March 26th 2006
Tereré is an important part of Paraguayan society. It is an ice cold variant of mate, a tea made from the leaves of the Yerba Mate plant, a species of holly native to the region. Cultivated originally by the Guaraní Tribes and later spread by Jesuit missionaries, mate is popular in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and the southern regions of Brazil and Bolivia. In Paraguay the tradition of Terer ... read more
South America » Paraguay » Asunciòn

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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