n Latin American Report - Paradise sculpted, carved and photographed : IDB news
|Article Title||Paradise sculpted, carved and photographed : IDB news|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Latin American Report|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||159 - 160|
The indigenous people of Paraguay, the Guaraní, have emerged from the country's turbulent history only as a shadow of their former selves. Once the dominant culture in large areas of present-day Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, as well as Paraguay, the Guaraní easily assimilated into what became the dominant Spanish culture. In the process, they lost the ability to exert a clearly defined political and economic influence on the society at large, as has recently been the case with indigenous groups in the Andes and some parts of Central America.
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