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.
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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 July 15, 2014 by jpoertner
Here is an interesting and important piece about the youth of Paraguay. According to a recent study 66% of the Paraguayan population is under 30 years of age. Radio Free Europe recently put out a map that shows that 32% of the Paraguayan population is less than 14 years of age. This makes Paraguay one of the youngest countries in the world and ahead of most Latin American countries. In South American only Bolivia at 35% and Guyana at 36% have younger populations. That presents a real challenge and opportunity for the country. One particular challenge is education. Given the educational disparities it will be difficult to provide all of the countries youth a 21st Century education. If a family has resources, you can get a world class education. Otherwise it is a challenge.
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Posted on June 25, 2014 by jpoertner
I knew that it was only a matter of time. Fort Hays State University just announced that Paraguayans Silvana Romero and Veronica Kurtz have signed to play soccer. I challenge other soccer coaches in Kansas to go to Paraguay and check out the talent.
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Posted on June 9, 2014 by jpoertner
In case you are not up to date on the Paraguayan War of the Triple Alliance here is an interesting piece. This is from Wiki Wormhole. Anyone want to do some fact checking? The entry seems to on target according to my reading but I am no historian. I am always fascinated by the role of President Hayes.
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Posted on June 7, 2014 by jpoertner
Posted on May 22, 2014 by jpoertner
I seem to be coming a little late to the party. If you have interest in Paraguay you probably have already read that it is the happiest country in the whole world. But those of us who have been there already knew that. Unless your favorite football team just lost.
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