n Latin American Report - Paradise sculpted, carved and photographed : IDB news

Volume 22, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



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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