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Belen Bogado

I'm a paraguayan blogger and journalist. I have a radio show and did some television as well. I returned to Paraguay after I finished my Master's degree in Boston in 2009 through a Fulbright scholarship. I write about Paraguayan news and collect comments from Paraguayan bloggers.

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Latest posts by Belen Bogado

10 October 2011

Paraguay: Referendum Backs Right to Vote Abroad

For the first time in history, Paraguay held a referendum to decide whether Paraguayans living abroad can vote in the general election. Campaigns for the "yes" were persistent but several...

23 March 2011

Paraguay: Photo Blog Reveals Dangers of Childbirth

Most Paraguayans are not aware of the high rates of death from childbirth and abortion in the country. These issues are rarely reported on mainstream media. This is why running...

16 July 2010

Paraguay: Prejudice in International Media During the World Cup

In Paraguay, the 2010 FIFA World Cup evidenced that Paraguayans had to look out for discrimination coming from the least expected source: international mainstream media from Brazil and Spain.

4 May 2010

Paraguay: State of Emergency to Fight EPP Guerrilla Group

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo declared a 30-day State of Emergency to combat the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP), who have been behind many kidnappings and killings around the country.

21 April 2010

Paraguay: Spreading the Guaraní Language Through Blogging

In Paraguay, where 88% of the population speaks the indigenous language of Guaraní, there were no blogs in this native tongue, until blogger and journalist Mirta Martínez decided to begin...

27 March 2010

Paraguay: Rescuing Citizen Experiences Through the Use of Blogs

Paraguayan blogger Carlos Rodríguez has been "rescuing" citizen experiences through the use of his blog RESCATAR and he hopes that highlighting these experiences can help solve the many of the...

19 January 2010

Paraguay: The Chaotic Ciudad del Este

The Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este is known for many things, including illegal and contraband activities. However, it is difficult to overlook the fact that it is a gateway...

3 December 2009

Bangladesh: The Rising Voices of Women in a Drowning Country

Conversations for a Better World

Even in the most extreme circumstances when survival is at stake, Bangladeshi women stand out for their capacity to unite and together overcome climate change’s effects on their lives.

25 November 2009

Ecuador: Kichwa Women Oppose Oil Exploration on Native Lands

Conversations for a Better World

It is a popular saying in Latin America that women always get what they want. For 20 years, fearless women from the Kichwa community, an indigenous group in Ecuador, have...

10 November 2009

India: Women Farmers Stand Against Climate Change

Conversations for a Better World

A group of women in India have demonstrated that despite the existing gender inequity and their low economic status, they can become a powerful resource to tackle climate change and...

4 November 2009

Latin America: The Rapid Spread of Desertification

Conversations for a Better World

Desertification is silently but rapidly spreading around the world and Latin America is not escaping its devastating effects. While deserts are natural formations, desertification is a process of degradation of...

30 October 2009

Paraguay: Addressing the Growing Security Concerns

The recent kidnapping of a cattle rancher has stirred up debate about who is ultimately responsible for the security concerns and whether the blame placed on President Fernando Lugo is...

14 July 2009

Paraguay: As the H1N1 Virus Spreads

Even though the Paraguayan Health Department claims that "everything is under control" in regards to the H1N1 virus, many Paraguayans wonder whether this is actually true as the number of...

25 June 2009

Paraguay: Referendum on Performance of Congress

The relationship with the Paraguayan Congress has been difficult for President Fernando Lugo. His recent statements that he is analyzing the possibility of holding a referendum about the legislative branch's...

15 June 2009

Paraguay: Governmental Response to Arrival of H1N1 Virus

New cases of the AH1N1 virus have been confirmed in Paraguay. The total people infected rose to 25, however, there have not been any deaths linked to the virus. Bloggers...

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