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Stories about Paraguay

Paraguay's road to democracy is slowed down by its political ghosts

"Although Paraguay transitioned to a democracy in the years after the dictatorship ended, subsequent elections saw circles close to Stroessner stay in power"

Asunción, Paraguay: A city in transformation that is excluding its residents

"They do not want us here. They want an alternative Asunción, one where those in need are not in sight."

Generations of Peasants Have Occupied Land in Paraguay's Neglected Countryside to Survive

Mariano Castro fought to create a home for his family the traditional way, by occupying land and forming settlements. For his sons, it went terribly wrong.

Jailed Paraguayan Activists Call Themselves Political Prisoners but the Government Disagrees

"Liberty, for me, is that all men and women have the possibility of working and living with dignity..."

An Indigenous Community in Paraguay Faces One of the Biggest Hydroelectric Dams in the World

'For the Ava Guarani, it's impossible to comply with an agreement that is already broken.'

In Paraguay, a Community Fights for the Right to Grow Food

The community of Primero de Marzo can't sell their produce in a country where 700,000 people go hungry every day.

Report Reveals a Company Linked to Paraguayan Minister Drives Deforestation in the Chaco Region

Investigators of the organization Earthsight revealed that the largest exporter of Paraguayan charcoal, a company associated with Paraguay's public works minister, deforests about 10 football fields of land per day.

A Conversation with Paraguayan Artist Enrique Collar and His Search for Identity

"Art is uncomfortable, you can never feel comfortable," says Paraguayan artist Enrique Collar who is now living in The Netherlands.

In Paraguay, Your Health Data and Credit Records Can Be Used Against You

The uncontrolled use of personal data means your financial past and health information can be used against you when applying for jobs, enrolling in schools and much more...

Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Power Threaten the Careers of Many Medical Students in Paraguay

Sexual harassment is a domination strategy that many medical students have had to contend with in one of the most important universities in Paraguay.

In Paraguay, Poverty Creates a Cycle of Women Caring for Other Women's Children

Thousands of Paraguayan women are forced to move to Argentina and Spain as caregivers while leaving their own families behind to be cared for by other women.

The Powerful Groups Enabling Sexual Harassment of Paraguayan University Students

Students who report their professors for sexual harassment face a trinity of impunity in the state, the Catholic Church, and academia.

The ‘Chain of Care’ Allowing Mothers to Attend College in Paraguay Has Nothing to Do with Government

In a country where childcare options are almost non-existent, the only support for women students with children comes from their families.

A Healthy Food Movement Is Gaining Momentum in Paraguay

In this first article we present a summary of the series "To eat better", which follows Paraguayans fighting for the right to adequate food and responsible use of land.

With a Wary Eye on the Recent Past, Paraguayans Continue to Protest

"...the official versions have only raised more questions and [have deepened] doubt surrounding already untrustworthy state security agencies."

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."

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.

‘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".

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.

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.

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