CIUDAD DEL ESTE. Puerto Presidente Stroessner’s evolution, now Ciudad del Este, reflects the determination and vision of its early settlers, who transformed the inhospitable jungle into a city in constant development. Through historian Fidel Miranda, this article explores the factors that motivated the arrival of foreign communities and the subsequent demographic explosion of this city.
At that time, public institutions, which were completely in Presidente Franco, began to be installed in the new city, such as the Customs, Treasury, the Infantry Division, and others. «It’s going to be a bit difficult to bring people to populate because it was a jungle, there were not many houses, most of them on the banks of the Paraná.