National Geographic : 1943 Oct
Through Paraguay and Southern Matto Grosso 481 Santa Maria Takes on Cargo near Concepcion, 1,200 River Miles from the Sea In landlocked Paraguay, two great streams carry trade. They are the Parana, which borders Brazil and Argentina, and its tributary, the Paraguay, which bisects the country (map, page 461). Here bags of yerba matC and stems of bananas await shipment. The boatman obliterated the word "Maria."