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 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 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.
Filed under: Civil Society, News from Paraguay | Tagged: Latin American countries, paraguay, Radio Free Europe | 1 Comment »