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Called the “Heart of America” by many due to its land-locked location in the center of South America, Paraguay pulls off a mix of indigenous beauty and postcolonial progress more effortlessly than most countries. The world’s largest drinking water reservoir lies beneath the country’s sloping plains, and the Itaipú Dam, Earth’s biggest producer of hydroelectricity, straddles the border with Brazil to the north. Like most of South America, Paraguayans speak Spanish, but millions also speak Guaraní, the only indigenous language of the Americas spoken by a large proportion of non-indigenous people.

We’ve published articles on Paraguay’s fanatic football following, how to learn Guaraní, and what’s up with crossing the border from Argentina. Check out our content below for more on this country that truly is “qué guay de Paraguay.”

Paraguay Articles

14 images of the real Paraguay

by Karin-Marijke Vis

US citizen guide to South American visas and reciprocity fees

by Eileen Smith

Lesson for Donald Trump: border walls don’t work

by Simeon Tegel

8 reasons we should all pay more attention to this place

by Will Carless

Landfill Harmonic: A story of creativity, hope, and endurance [Interview]

by Nina Mashurova

Turning garbage into music [VID]

by Carlo Alcos

Border crossing guide: Buenos Aires to Asunción

by Megan Wood

Lost belts and urine-filled balloons: Soccer fandom in Paraguay

by Megan Wood

Paraguay, Sao Paulo and Rio by motorcycle

by eric warren

See Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay by motorcycle

by eric warren

Indigenous languages of South America: Where to learn them and why you should

by Camden Luxford

Update: Which cities are burning through your money now?

by Hal Amen

Latin America’s indigenous languages and where to study them

by Sarah Menkedick

Learning experiences: Making soap in Paraguay

by Megan Wood

How I learned Guaraní in Paraguay

by Megan Wood

Contemplating gender roles in rural Paraguay

by Megan Wood

20 iconic and unusual hot drinks around the world

by Kristin Conard

How to Drink Mate

by Dominic DeGrazier
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