The preposition por (and not para) is used in Spanish in sentences where we want to give a reason why something happens.
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In both cases above the preposition por is followed by a noun, but you can also see por followed by an infinitive for example:
Le dieron el trabajo por ser el primo del director.He was given the job because he was the manager's cousin.
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Va a estudiar medicina por seguir la tradición familiar.She is studying medicine because it's family tradition.