Why does it seem that Paraguay is so isolated to the rest of Latin America? The answer may lie in a genocidal war that almost destroyed the country and the Guarani language that united it during reconstruction. The LMC speaks with Paraguayan writer Benjamin Fernandez Bogado to learn more about the extraordinary Guarani language. Benjamin Fernandez Bogado is also the program director for Radio Libre and a columnist for 5dias del Paraguay.
Freelance journalist Toby Hill speak with us about struggle for land rights in the great unknown of Paraguay. He has written extensively about social justice movements in Paraguay. You can follow him at @TobyStHill
We close the year with the great unknown of Paraguay. Even the most active fighters for social justice in Latin America cannot say much about the little-discussed nation of Paraguay. However, the struggle for workers rights and land reform is no different from any other part of the Western Hemisphere. Investigative reporter Armando Carmona from the UpsideDownWorld website tells us what he discovered in Paraguay.