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Chapter I: Geographical Facts Concerning the Chaco


There is a great diversity of opinions both as to the boundaries of the Chaco and as to its wealth and possibilities of development. The Commission, while making use of the information it has been able to obtain during its tour, and supplementing that information by other particulars which have been carefully verified, thinks that it may be well to mention certain essential geographical facts.



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3 In this report, the word “Chaco” means the “Chaco Boreal”—that is to say, the part lying north of the River Pilcomayo. The “Chaco Central” and “Chaco Austral,” to the south of that river, belong to the Argentine Republic.

4 Article by General J. BelaieS in the national almanac La Rural, second year, Asunción, 1931. General Belaieff, who accompanied the Commission to the Chaco, proved himself a guide excellently informed of the geography and ethnography of that area.

Chapter I: Geographical Facts Concerning the Chaco


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