Tiny and impoverished Paraguay has found itself in the middle of a great geopolitical game for influence over the South American continent.
Located at its core, and bordering its strongest economies, Brazil and Argentina, it is in a prime position for either aiding or hindering continental-wide integration efforts. In the past year, the latter appears to be the case, as it is now being pulled in different directions by South America’s two main trading blocs, Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance.
Pressing Refresh Notes:
Some more interesting things can be read about Paraguay in a post I put up a while back.