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Fishing on the Rio Paraná  
   

Fishing on the Rio Paraná

The bad news is that we didn't catch anything. The good news is that nothing caught us either (there are Piranhas in this river).
Pilar/Cerrito

April 1st 2006
Pilar is where Paul works as a Peace Corps Volunteer. It is a nice little town, the capital actually of the Ñeembucú department (a political unit similar to a state). There is a museum there dedicated to the War of the Triple Alliance (when Paraguay fought Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, although the latter was at that time a puppet of Brazil). There are also sculptures, mostly of birds, on the s ... read more
South America » Paraguay » Pilar

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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Tot: 0.03s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 8; qc: 45; dbt: 0.0093s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb