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Putting Poverty Alleviation in the Hands of the Impoverished

Martin Burt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Martin Burt

The fact remains that one out of every four Paraguayans are still living in poverty and that economic growth has not "trickled down" to the poorest members of the society.

The Children They Left Behind

Esther Katcoff | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Esther Katcoff

These programs don't substitute for the presence of an actual mother, but it does begin to provide the guidance, care, and love that the kids used to have but was exported.

A Stunning Look At Daily Life In Paraguay

Posted 02.25.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Where in the World Is a College-Loan Bubble a Miracle?--Vittana Shows the Way, Part 3 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Why education? You can't take it away. It can't be washed away in a storm or eaten up by inflation. Knowledge and skills can transfer wherever a graduate goes in life.

Monoculture Soy and the Future of the Paraguayan Campesino

Mario Machado | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mario Machado

Paraguay, like many developing countries across the world, has a national wealth and cultural identity that is tied directly to the production from its land. But it is this very land-wealth that continues to be effected by strong forces beyond its borders, most notably globalization and neoliberal orthodoxy.

Paraguay's President Insists Uncle Must Face Drug Charges

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Latino Voices

ASUNCION , Paraguay -- Paraguay's new president wants the country's anti-drug agency to treat his uncle like any other person wanted on trafficking ch...

The New Era of Public Innovation: Part One

Ben Thornley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

If you can create and prove a social innovation that we need, we will stand behind you with the full weight of government -- clearing regulatory hurdles, building yours and your market's capacity, providing access to data, opening up distribution channels, and becoming your best customer.

Déjà Vu? Paraguay and the Return of the Partido Colorado

Fiona Mackie | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Fiona Mackie

The millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes, who led the Colorados back to power, won easily. But Mr Cartes, a political novice who has never voted and joined the party just a few years ago, could find governing much harder.

Listen to Your Husband; He Knows Better Than You

Esther Katcoff | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Esther Katcoff

"My husband doesn't like it." Sunilda, a Paraguayan woman my age, stood in front of me explaining why she'd stopped coming to my weekly Peace Corps computer class. "He thinks I leave the house too much."

Paraguay Elects Tobacco Magnate As President

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguayans elected a tobacco magnate as their new leader Sunday, returning the conservative Colorado Party to the presiden...

Paraguayan Presidential Candidate: I'd 'Shoot Myself In The Testicles' If My Son Married Another Man

Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Paraguayan presidential frontrunner Horacio Cartes has sparked controversy after a series of bizarre remarks about the gay community and same-sex marr...

WATCH: An Orchestra Made From Recycled Trash

Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts

In a Paraguayan slum built atop a landfill, a group of innovative young classical musicians play instruments made of materials rescued from trash heap...

Paraguay Presidential Hopeful Dies In Crash

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 04.05.2013 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Cesar Oviedo has been killed in a helicopter crash, authorities said Sunday, ending ...

Ache Indians Hold Bow-And-Arrow Festival

AP | JORGE SAENZ | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

KUETUVY, Paraguay — Enjoying a menu of tapir, armadillo and chicken's feet, a community of Ache Indians in Paraguay's jungle is celebrating the ...

Kids Play Mozart With Violins Fashioned Out Of Garbage

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact

CATEURA, Paraguay -- The sounds of a classical guitar come from two big jelly cans. Used X-rays serve as the skins of a thumping drum set. A battered ...

Paraguay Farmers Charged Over Land Killings

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 12.17.2012 | Latino Voices

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Paraguayan prosecutors filed charges on Sunday against eight out of the 14 farmers allegedly involved in a land dispute that lef...

Peasant Leader Assassinated In Paraguay

AP | Posted 12.02.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Gunmen murdered one of the surviving leaders of a peasant movement whose land dispute with a powerful politician prompted the en...

It's Jobs, Stupid!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!

Peace Corps Guilt

Esther Katcoff | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Esther Katcoff

I tell people I joined the Peace Corps to understand what it means to be poor, but that´s just part of the story. I joined the Peace Corps to figure out how to escape the guilt of having so much while other people have so little.

Mario Botta: The Craft of Modernism

J. Michael Welton | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Of late, Mario Botta's been focusing not just on monumental design, but on the artisans who now are creating sophisticated spaces out of ordinary materials, and on fellow architects who design from the heart for the common man.

Deadly Storm Rips Through South America

AP | PEDRO SERVIN | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- A powerful storm killed five people and injured 81 in Paraguay as it blew across the southern cone of South America on Wednesday...

WikiLeaks Paraguay: Obama, Rousseff and Chávez Face Off in Geopolitical Battle

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

The conventional wisdom is that Paraguay's shakeup represents a big geopolitical blow to Brazil and an upset triumph for Washington. There's a degree of truth in such interpretations, but the situation is a bit more complex and nuanced.

Models for Scaling Social Enterprises

Thane Kreiner | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

There are relatively few examples of social enterprises that have scaled significantly or globally. Why? What factors influence whether social enterprises can scale, beyond the obvious need for financial capital?

WikiLeaks: Paraguay's "Quasi-Coup" Has the Smell of Oil

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that the U.S. has preserved its strategic position in Paraguay and Venezuela has lost influence, it's time to step back and sort out what actually happened here.

WikiLeaks: Washington and Paraguay's 'Quasi-Coup'

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

There's no evidence that the U.S. had a direct hand in Lugo's removal, yet judging from secret correspondence recently released by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks, Washington will be somewhat relieved to have rid itself of Paraguay's pesky Bishop President.