Can someone help me out with this phrase, please? "De la vida casi salvaje, se avecina con la civilizada, merced al contacto de los extranjeros que acuden a este territorio para residir en el más o menos tiempo." This is a 19th century text from Paraguay. Not really too much to it. This sentence comes from a paragraph that talks about the change in customs that occurred due to immigration. So, this specific sentence is talking about how the customs changed thanks to these foreigners. My guess at this specific phrase: "...thanks to contact with foreigners, who come to this territory to reside here seasonally."