The music of Paraguay is the stuff of legends. Though obscure, Paraguay has yielded amazing acts that have made an impact around the world. Its musical culture has a long tradition; it is a highly complex blend of... Read Article
The Paraguay Reader, edited by Peter Lambert and Andrew Nickson and published by the Duke University Press, is an attempt to raise the stock of a country which historically was described variously as: “the Tibet of South America”,... Read Article
A Guarani man in his 20s has died of his wounds following a violent attack, allegedly by gunmen employed by Brazilian cattle ranchers. Teodoro Ricardi was left fatally injured, and died at the side of a road in... Read Article
Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production.
A Brazilian rancher supplying sugarcane to a joint venture partner of energy giant Shell has reportedly issued a death threat against a political opponent. José Teixeira, who is also a state deputy, is said to have recently warned a... Read Article
There is a fine line between very-realistic non-fiction films and documentaries. This is definitely the case with Birdwatchers, a film about an indigenous tribe set in the Centre-West of contemporary Brazil, in the state of Mato Grosso.
The battle for the preservation of any language is a complex process which requires a large amount of understanding from both society and authorities. On the one hand, there exists the common belief that languages’ primary – even... Read Article
Born in Paraguay in 1917 he fought in South America’s bloodiest 20th century conflict. He lived in exile in Argentina and France before, in 1989 he received the Primero Cervantes, Spanish language’s highest literary award. Sounds and Colours... Read Article
In the streets, in the bus, on the beach, at the office, at home… Wherever you go, you will see someone sipping it, with flask under their arm. What is it about? Mate. This drink refers to a... Read Article