Paraguay Research Paper

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Why does the dog turn in circles before lying down?... He 's looking for his pillow. (New York) This is a joke commonly used in Paraguay. Paraguay was one of the first South American countries to become independent from the Spaniards. Paraguay was not a very important colony to the Spanish, because Paraguay did not produce any gold or silver ores. This was a blessing for them, because it protected them from the horrors of slavery. The characteristics of this country were determined during the first few decades of European rule and backed by the Republic of Paraguay after their independence in 1811. Partly because of its remoteness, Paraguay never had a large amount of European Population. There population mostly consisted of Spanish and Indian…show more content…
This area is rife with the smuggling, money laundering, arms and illegal narcotics trafficking, and fundraising for extremist organizations. Again, being a major illicit producer of cannabis, this area is heavy with narcotics trafficking. The cannabis grown in Paraguay is mostly consumed in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. It is a transshipment country for Andean cocaine headed for Brazil, other Southern Cone markets and Europe. Adding to its transnational issues, Paraguay suffers from weak border controls, extensive money-laundering activity (especially in the Tri-Border Area) and weak anti-money-laundering laws and enforcement.…show more content…
The capital city of Asuncion was constructed by colonists first as a stockade fort in 1537. They completed their work on Assumption Day thereby calling the place Asuncion. After the fall of Buenos Aires to Indian tribes in 1541, the settlers there escaped upriver to Asuncion. Due to this, it became the traditional center of Spanish rule in the region. It became the launching point for Jesuit missionaries, as they press further into the interior to establish the famous reducciones of Paraguay. As a result, as their settlements became stronger, it became the center of growing colonial hostility towards the missionaries. This eventually resulted in armed raids on the missions and the expulsion of the Jesuits in
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