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Introducing Ciudad Del Este

Originally named Puerto Presidente Stroessner after the former dictator, the 'City of the East' is a renowned center for contraband goods, earning it the nickname 'the Supermarket of South America'. The part near the busy Brazilian border is chaotic, but you'll find the rest of the city is surprisingly pleasant, with some interesting attractions nearby. Of course, if you're here to shop, then you will be in your element.