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Paraguay Time Line
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1525-Portuguese explorer Alejo Garcia visits Paraguay
1526 - Italian navigator Sebastian Cabot explores the rivers of Paraguay
1537-Spanish begin colonizing the interior plains of Paraguay.
1609- Spanish Jesuits begin converting the local population to Roman Catholicism.
1776-Paraguay transferred from the Vice-royalty of Peru to the Vice-royalty of La Plata
1808- Vice-royalty of La Plata gains all power, but Paraguayans revolt against Buenos Aires.
1811- Paraguay gains independence from Spain
1932-1935- Paraguay wins territory in the west from Bolivia during Chaco war.
1954- General Alfredo Stroessner seizes power in coup, ushering in more than 30 years of ruthless dictatorship
1989- Stroessner deposed in coup led by Gen Andres Rodriguez, who is then elected president.
1993- Colorado Party wins simple majority of seats in first free multiparty elections, while its candidate, Juan Carlos Wasmosy, wins first free presidential elections.
1998- Colorado Party candidate Raul Cubas elected president amid allegations of fraud.
2017- Horacio Cartes is the president of presidential representative republic country.
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