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Stories about Paraguay

16 March 2017

Going to University in Paraguay Can Be a Life-or-Death Decision (Part Two)

"I envy the opportunities they have on the the other side of the river. For us, this is another world."

7 March 2017

Going to University in Paraguay Can Be a Life-or-Death Decision

In the latest installment of the series 'Cows That Fly, Schools That Crumble', two students are forced to make a dangerous river crossing to get to class.

1 March 2017

‘Daughters of the Forest’ Documents How Education Empowers Young Women in Rural Paraguay

"...if you give young women a chance by giving them an education, they can become valuable," says director Samantha Grant about her film "Daughters of the Forest".

9 January 2017

How Many Cows Does It Take To Get A University Degree?

Paying for higher education in Paraguay is difficult for most citizens. For indigenous women, it is doubly difficult.

23 December 2016

Things Are Not What They Seem: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we take you to Paraguay, Iran, Qatar and the Caribbean.

10 December 2016

Paraguay, Where Opening a University Is Easy, but Finishing a Degree Is Hard

The education crisis in Paraguay can also be seen at its private universities: institutions that see millionaire profits, with courses that are impossible to finish for many of the students.

29 November 2016

Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music

“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.

22 November 2016

Paraguayan Women Face Uphill Battle Against Violence, and the State Isn’t Much Help

In light of current legislation that could allow for a frontal assault against the abuse of Paraguayan women, Kurtural gathered testimonies and reflections regarding abuse, institutional aloofness, and society's burden.

18 October 2016

Paraguay, a Country Where Cows Fly While Schools Crumble

The first in a series by Kurtural on Paraguayan education and how the country is taking this right for all and turning it into a privilege for a few.

24 August 2016

Want to Celebrate Blog Day? Get Yourself to Paraguay!

On August 31, the world celebrates Blog Day. A group in Paraguay is making something special of the holiday.

22 January 2016

Climate Change Continued to Rear Its Ugly Head in 2015

People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.

10 September 2015

Preteen Mother’s Dangerous Labor Revives Concerns About Abortion Rights in Paraguay

Outrage in the wake of an 11-year-old raped by her stepfather being refused an abortion by authorities in Paraguay.

22 July 2015

Latin American Indigenous Communities Compete in the ‘Other’ Copa América

Not everyone was on board with the alternative tournament. "This is an outrageous sham," one group wrote.

22 June 2015

It's Been 80 Years Since the Most Important War in South America's 20th Century

Between 1932 and 1935, Bolivia and Paraguay waged the Chaco War, a conflict considered to be the most important war during the 20th century in South America.

13 May 2015

Two Tragic Cases Throw a Harsh Spotlight on Latin America's Abortion Laws

A Salvadoran woman is pardoned after seven years in prison, convicted of abortion for a stillbirth, and a Paraguayan 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her stepfather, is denied an abortion.

15 December 2014

Is Argentina Really ‘Infected With Foreign Criminals'? Or Just Xenophobic Politicians?

"We are infected with foreign criminals," Argentina's security secretary said, sparking controversy in the debate about insecurity in the country.

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