The Chaco

The Chaco is one of the largest river planes in the world, comprising the Western Part of Paraguay and extending far into Argentine and Bolivia. Its subtropical climate is extremely rough with temperatures fluctuating between 45 and 0 degrees centigrade.

The Chaco was considered uninhabitable among European settlers for a long time and was called “the green hell”. It was only after the opening of the Trans-Chaco road in the 1970s and the ensuing electrification that systematic development started.

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