by Fernando Rabossi
The borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina converge at the confluence of the Parana and the Iguassu rivers. Since the end of the 1960s, this region has become an important commercial hub, with Ciudad del Este being the latest city to be founded (in 1957). Its development is tied to the construction of the corridor leading from the center of Paraguay to the coast of Brazil. Today, Ciudad del Este is the second city of Paraguay, both in demographic and in economic terms.