Horacio Cartes


Alina Dieste A family of 'Brasiguayos' -- a term for Paraguay's... News PhotoArrival,Asuncion,Conflict,Election,Family,Farmer,Horacio Cartes,Horizontal,Immigrant,Kilometer,Land,Paraguay,Politics,Presidential Candidate,Town,WealthPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Alina Dieste A family of 'Brasiguayos' -- a term for Paraguay's Brazilian settlers and their descendants and who are now mostly wealthy farmers who exploit the most fertile land in the landlocked South American country -- arrives at a political gathering in support of opposition Colorado Party presidential candidate Horacio Cartes, in the town of Doctor Raul Pena, some 260 km of Asuncion, in the department of Alto Parana, on April 14, 2013. According to official sources, there are about 400,000 Brasiguayos, who arrived in the last half-century and staged an agricultural revolution in eastern Paraguay. The region produces between 13 and 15 million tonnes of grain per year, and Paraguay is the world's fourth-largest exporter of soybeans. AFP PHOTO / Norberto DUARTE (Photo credit should read NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)