Here is another piece about Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay from Ireland. It seems like Ireland has discovered her. In my mind it is about time.
Here is a short interview of Maria Doyle Kennedy who plays Madam Lynch in the new Irish film Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay. I can’t wait to see it.
In Natalia Goldberg’s newest Discovering Paraguay blog post she provides a short course in Paraguay’s first language. The half a dozen (actually 7) words are easy to learn and helpful to non-natives to use to show respect for the local culture and to have some fun. Note her cautions about going astray. Now if we could only get some ‘haku’ up here in the frozen north I would be happy.
It is time to remind people that the deadline for the Kansas Paraguay Study Abroad Scholarship is March 1, 2014. Just click on the Scholarship tab at the top of the page for all of the information and the application. Any questions? Write John Poertner at email@example.com
Boots Raber is presenting Clara Dubbs a copy of the recent 40-Year History of Kansas-Paraguay Partners. Boots along with Merrill Raber complied the history. Clara is a long time member and supporter of KPP. She was a very generous contributor to the history project.
Clara was also a leader in the International 4-H Youth (IFYE) and Professional Rural Youth Leader Exchange (PRYLE) from 1978 through 1992. Along with our southern partners exchanges occurred each year between youth of Kansas and Paraguay. Some of the Paraguayan youth went on to study at Fort Hays State University and Kansas State University. In 2005 KPP and CPK sponsored a tour of Paraguay and Clara was sought out by many people who fondly remembered their time in Kansas.
Clara will turn 90 years old next month.