Posted on November 11, 2014 by jpoertner
Here is an interesting piece about the United Kingdom increasing business with Latin America and particularly Paraguay. It includes some of the historical ties. For example, the first railroad in Latin America was in Paraguay built by British engineers. I also recall thinking it was strange when I met a Paraguayan who spoke English with a British accent. Of course I am sure that the reverse is also true.
I would like to see a comparable news story about increasing US and Paraguayan ties. Perhaps there has been one recently that I missed. If so, please let me know.
Filed under: History, News from Paraguay | Tagged: Latin America, paraguay, United Kingdom | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 31, 2014 by jpoertner
Posted on October 17, 2014 by jpoertner
Emporia State University art professor Eric Conrad is visiting Paraguay with a Partners of the Americas travel grant. In addition to helping judge a sculpture contest he went creative with pottery. Here are some more photos from our partners at Comite Paraguay Kansas.
Filed under: Cultural Arts, News from Paraguay | Tagged: Comite Paraguay Partners, Emporia State University, Eric Conrad, paraguay, Partners of the Americas | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 16, 2014 by jpoertner
Eric Conrad who teaches are at Emporia State University is visiting Paraguay under a Partners of the Americas travel grant to assist the judging of a sculpture contest sponsored by Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano (CCPA) and Comite Paraguay Kansas (CPK). The winner of the context will visit Kansas at a later date. Here are a few photos supplied by our partners at CPK.
Filed under: Cultural Arts, News from Paraguay, Partners of the Americas | Tagged: Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano, Comité Paraguay Kansas, Emporia State University, Eric Conrad, paraguay | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 25, 2014 by jpoertner
Here is a nice piece about KPP President Jay Newton and CPK President Carolina Pedro meeting with the Paraguayan Minister of Extremal Relations Ambassador Eladio Loizaga. KPP member Merrill and Boots Raber were also in attendance as were several other members of CPK.
Filed under: Contacts in KS and PY, News from Paraguay | Tagged: Carolina Pedro, Comité Paraguay Kansas, Eladio Loizaga, kansas paraguay parnters, Merrill and Boots Raber | Leave a comment »
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 »