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Overview or Paraguay's present day economy

 

~based primarily on agriculture

~cotton is primary cash crop

~soy beans are becoming increasingly widespread

~beef is important export: bred on large ranches usually owned by foreigners

~Many people work in informal sector w/ the resale of consumer goods

~government is trying to decrease dependance on cotton

~debt, political instability, and lack of infreastructure keep economy from progressing

~lack of trained work force

~high unemployment

~deforestation has ruined potential timber industry

~Land redistribution, foreign investment, and economic diversification are needed to improve conditions

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CIA - The World Factbook

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Overviews Paraguay's peresent day economy.

 

~Landlocked

~Market Economy (little government intervention on economy)

~large informal sector (informal sector: when portion of the economy isn't taxed)

~re-exports goods from neighboring countries

~many microenterprises and urban street vendors

~large percent of population works with agriculture (many are self sufficent)

~sixth largest soy producer in the world

~rapid economic growth from 2003 to 2008

~drought hit in 2008, decreasing agricultural economy before global recession

~14.5% growth in 2010, highest in South America

~4.7% inflation rate

~exchange rate: 4,767.6 guarani= 1 dollar (2010)

~$4.545 billion (31 December 2010 est.)

~Import Partners: Brazil 27.7%, China 17.6%, US 16.6%, Argentina 15.2% (2010)

~Imports: road vehicles, consumer goods, tobacco, petroleum products, electrical machinery, tractors, chemicals, vehicle parts

~Export Partners: Uruguay 16.2%, Brazil 12.8%, Chile 10%, Argentina 8.1%, Italy 5%, Netherlands 4.4%, Spain 4.3%, Turkey 4.2%, Germany 4.2% (2010)

~Exports: soybeans, feed, cotton, meat, edible oils, electricity, wood, leather

~Industries: sugar, cement, textiles, beverages, wood products, steel, metallurgic, electric power

~Agriculural Products: cotton, sugarcane, soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), fruits, vegetables; beef, pork, eggs, milk; timber

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The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience - Username

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Gives basic information on Paraguay's past. Also gives quick look at present, so we can understand the future of the country.

 

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World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society - Username

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Timeline of all the revolutions in Latin America, including Paraguay.

 

~July 24th, 1810: People in Asunción, Paraguay, refuse to acknowledge the authority of the Junta in Buenos Aires (Junta: spanish word meaning council. Is now referred to as rule by military officers that comes to power)

 

~Early March 1811: Manuel Belgrano and his troops retreat back into Argentina when they have not been able to surpress the people of Paraguay in Buenos Aires

 

~May 17th, 1811: Paraguay proclaims it's independance from Spanish Rule and the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata

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General Logon Page

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Reviews the geography and the Republican government that evolved after the Paraguyan Revolution.

 

 

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World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society - Username

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Talks about the Spanish area of rule where paraguay was located known as the rio de La plata. Important geographically wise and explains who the Paraguay revolution was against.

 

 

 

~Area ruled by Spanish

~Included Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southern Bolivia

~1816, independence for the provinces of the rio de la plata was proclaimed

~rapid recession of paraguay and uruguay sparked civil war

~today capital of buenos aires

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