• The Spanish begin to colonize the interior plains of present day Paraguay.

  • Paraguay becomes an independent nation.

  • Conflict over sea access sparks the Paraguayan War, in which Paraguay battled the Triple Alliance of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. The war concluded in 1870 with a devastating Paraguayan defeat, which resulted in the death of over half of the Paraguayan population. Paraguay was forced to cede significant tracts of land to the victors. 

  • Paraguay declares a state of emergency following massive street protest against President Gonzalez Macchi and free market policies.

  • Paraguay hosts the first ever conference of landlocked nations in which representatives from over 30 states take part and demand preferential treatment in international trade talks.

  • The government declares a state of emergency after a wide spread fire destroys more than 100,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land. 

  • Brazil and Paraguay reach a deal to end their long term dispute over the cost of energy from the hydro-electric plant that lies on their border.

  • The president is given power to deploy the military against left-wing rebels.

  • Over 100,000 residents evacuate Paraguay due to flooding. 

  • Following deadly riots regarding his idea to change the constitution, President Cartes decides not to run for re-election.

  • Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem. 


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