The News from Paraguay Setting & Symbolism

Lily Tuck
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Rio de la Plata

Rio de la Plata is the center South American region, including parts of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

Buenos Ayres

Buenos Ayres is the capital city of Brazil.

Asuncion

Asuncion is the capital city of Paraguay and home to the Lopez family.

Obispo Cue

Obispo Cue is the palace built to hold Franco and Ella. It is a grand, pink structure made mostly of marble.

Allies / Triple Alliance

The three countries that sign a treaty of war against Paraguay are called the Allies or Triple Alliance. The countries are Brazil, Argentina and Banda Oriental.

Cerro Leon

Franco's staging ground for his war plans is Cerro Leon, approximately fifty miles from Asuncion.

Humaita

The stronghold fort of Humaita is on the Paraguay River south of Asuncion.

Riachuelto

In the river town of Riachuelto, south of Asuncion, the Paraguayan navy moves to capture or destroy the Brazilian...

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