Presidential elections were held in Paraguay, and Horacio Cartes won. Cartes is a 56-year old successful businessman. Last year, the president of the country was forced to step down by the country’s Senate. The reason stated was that he had badly handled a fight between some farmers and police officers, where some people had died. The vice-president has been acting as the president since then.
Asunción is the capital of Paraguay and the official languages of the country are Spanish and Guaraní (the language of one of the indigenous groups of Paraguay). Paraguay’s national flag is unique because the two sides are different.