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Paraguay 1997

Paraguay is a country located in South America. According to AbbreviationFinder, PY is the two-letter ISO code of Paraguay, and PRY is the three-letter country abbreviation for Paraguay.

Yearbook 1997

Paraguay. Politically, the year was characterized by great instability. It could be read in three government offices, accusations and counter-accusations within various factions of the ruling Partido Colorado (ANR-PC), and reached its peak when the party could not agree on who to nominate as presidential candidate in the upcoming elections in May 1998.

According to the Constitution, the incumbent president could not be questioned for a second term. In the nomination vote organized by Partido Colorado in September, the country’s former commander-in-chief Lino César Oviedo won by the lowest possible margin over Luis María Argaña, chairman of ANR-PC. According to Countryaah, the national day of Paraguay is May 14. Argaña’s supporters refused to accept the result, the incumbent president as well.

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The opposition in Paraguay, represented by a Valalliance between the Liberal parties Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico (PLRA) and Encuentro Nacional (EN), agreed to appoint Domingo Laíno as its candidate for the third time in a row.

ARCHITECTURE AND ART

The art and architecture of Paraguay, from the 16th century. until the conquest of independence, they were affected by the colonial style Spanish and by the presence of missionary religious orders (cathedral of Asuncíon, from 1544; colleges, hospitals and missionary churches of the Jesuits and Franciscans, from the middle of the 16th century and in the 17th century); Neoclassical forms followed, from the mid-18th century, to the opening of the Paraguay towards international trade; the residential architecture took on a distinctly Spanish aspect (brick-decorated facades and significant portals) reflecting the distinctive character of the cities on the Río della Plata. After 1811 the urban layout of the capital was redesigned with rectilinear grids which led to the destruction of the colonial architecture of the city and the rejection of foreign styles, preferring buildings for public use, terraced houses with pitched roofs and poor materials. From the middle of the 19th century. architecture flourished (customs building, opera house, oratory of Our Lady of the Assumption, among the various works by A. Ravizza, in Asuncíon, etc.) and also thanks to the use of European technicians, in particular English, the country achieved a notable infrastructural development (railway stations etc.). In the 20th century. influences of art noveau and déco were associated with the academic monumentalism produced by the immigration of Italian builders and workers. The generations of local architects, trained abroad, introduced the dictates of the so-called Modern movement (1930s) and international style (subsequent decades). The work of architects such as LA Boh, Paraguay Ruggero (in the 1960s) or S. Feliciangeli (in the 1980s), has been influenced by the national tradition: ancient ways of living, updated local technologies and materials are already found in works such as the Terrazas de Villa Marra in Asuncíon (Feliciangeli, 1982).

In figurative art, an innovative wave was brought by the activity of the ceramist and essayist J. Plá and her husband, the painter and engraver A. Campos Cervera (known as Julián de la Herrería); the painter C. Colombino and the sculptor H. Guggiari are also worth mentioning.