Posted on September 9, 2014 by jpoertner
There were 5 Kansans who participated in the recent ALYP trip to Paraguay. At our quarterly meeting Sept 6 at Emporia State University two were able to attend and share their experiences. Jordon Craft and C.J. Williams presented their impressions of Paraguay.
Filed under: News from Paraguay | Tagged: Emporia State University, kansas paraguay partners, paraguay, Partners of the Americas, Steve Richards | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 30, 2014 by jpoertner
The latest Partners of the Americas blog included this piece about Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Brendan Hughes and Ronaldo a student in the community of Yhu. Ronaldo was chosen as a Youth Ambassador and visited Montana. He missed Kansas but we are still pleased with the success and the connection between the Peace Corps, Partners and Paraguay.
Filed under: High School Exchanges, News from Paraguay, Paraguayan Youth Ambassadors, Partners of the Americas | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 25, 2014 by jpoertner
Charleville, Cork Ireland is having a weekend celebration (Sept. 19,20) of Eliza Lynch. So why is this on the Kansas-Paraguay blog? Because she became the “Queen of Paraguay.” It is a great story. So book now for an early fall trip to lovely Ireland. Then you could drop down to Paraguay.
Filed under: History, News from Paraguay | Tagged: Charleville Cork Ireland, Eliza Lynch, paraguay, Queen of Paraguay | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 21, 2014 by jpoertner
Paraguay had a devastating flood that by some accounts displaced more than 300,000 people. While Paraguay experiences floods almost every year this was one of the worst in history. KPP member Ceci Martinez initiated a fund raising effort among Kansas-Paraguay supporters that resulted in raising substantial funds. Here is her report with some photos.
These are the results of our Bañado Sur campaign:
* We got two fifty-pound suitcases full of winter clothes. One went to Bañado Sur and the other to Bañado Tacumbú.
* A first total cash donation of $850.00 used to buy 82 blankets
* A second total cash donation of $330.00 that will be used to buy nonperishable food.
Thank you so very much to all of those who supported this effort especially toKansas Paraguay Partners for receiving the money donations.
As you see in the pictures, there is still a long way to go. Please, please, please support other efforts to help people who are still unable to go back to their homes.
Filed under: Emergency Preparedness, Health Committee | Tagged: Banado Sur Paraguay, Banado Tacumbu Paraguay, Ceci Martinez, Paraguayan Flood | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 12, 2014 by jpoertner
Our partner country is making more headlines for its Women’s World Cup team. Wait a minute, the headline writer got the wrong country. Don’t let that fool you. It really is about Paraguay. This article is from north of the border. I don’t know if that explains naming the wrong country in the title.
I haven’t seen the team but they do seem to be impressive. Perhaps they could play a friendly in Kansas City against the US Women’s team.
Filed under: News from Paraguay | Tagged: Paraguayan Women's Soccer, Women's World Cup team | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 9, 2014 by jpoertner
I woke up this morning to hear a special report about the Paraguayan Women’s Soccer Team on Only a Game (public radio show). Nice report of the difficulty of girls wanting to play soccer in a country where the sport has been dominated by boys and men. Take a look.
Filed under: Civil Society, News from Paraguay | Tagged: Only a Game, Paraguayan Women's Soccer, Paraguayan Women's Soccer Team | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 4, 2014 by jpoertner
Could it really be true? Check out this article that says that there is a contract with a South Korean company to explore light rain in Asuncion. Thanks to the British, Paraguay had the first train in South America. And then there is the joke that it is the last train in Paraguay. The photo below is from 2005 and is indeed a working steam locomotive. When I lived in Aregua the train woke me most mornings upon its arrival. Occasionally I would stumble out of my bed and watch it take on water. A blast from the past. Imagine Asuncion with light rail. I bet it wouldn’t be as low cost as the bus.
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