The media in Paraguay : a locked nation in times of change
Garcia Bejar, Ligia
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Understanding the media system in Paraguay starts with a crucial obstacle: poor reliable sources and deficient research on media companies and audiences in that country. Paraguay is actually long overlooked and in some ways a locked country among stronger neighbors. Nevertheless, the last pages of Paraguayan history have placed the country on the verge of new political times. In early 2008, a 57-year-old former Roman Catholic priest, Fernando Lugo, won presidential elections, and finally gave birth to the left in a nation historically dominated by conservative political parties and long-term authoritarian governments, breaking down with this historical fact the iron grip of the world’s longest-ruling political party (McDermott, 2008).