Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America, northeast of Argentina, with borders with Bolivia and Brazil. Paraguay really is the forgotten country of Latin America, as very few people live there and very few people go there. The country is rich in natural resources: the world largest drinking water reservoir (Guarani Acquifer) is beneath its soil, the biggest hydroelectric producer -The Itaipú Dam- is in its border with Brasil. It's also a world top 5 exporter of soya bean, as well as a renowned producer of beef. Despite all this, many of its people live in poverty and it's very common to see beggars and vagabonds asking for money in Asuncion's corners. However, nature lovers, bird watchers and those interested in Amerindian cultures will be delighted by this small, friendly, landlocked nation. Aunción was the first major capital in the River Plate Region after the arrival of the Spanish and remains a relaxed, riverside capital. The arid Chaco region is home to the majority of the indigenous population, the Guarani people. The other ecosystems include marshland, savanna, subtropical farms, ranches and rainforest.
After decades of dictatorships and tremendous blows from two wars, The 1865-1870 War of the Triple Alliance and the 1930s Chaco War, Paraguay has adopted democracy and freetrade and has peacefully opened itself to the outside world.