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A Peace Corps Page about Paraguay

A Peace Corps Page about Paraguay

A Peace Corps Page about Paraguay

A Peace Corps Page!

Here you will find pictures, notes, and links relating to my time (1995-99) as a beekeeping extensionist in a small community in Canindeyú, Paraguay. As always, I appreciate your comments, so please email me.

For those returned Peace Corps/Paraguay volunteers who have stumbled in here, I bring to you the link of the year:


For $12 these guys can hook you up with some PARAGUAYAN yerba.

Anivepy nde aré ko'agui!

Some pictures:

Click on the small pictures to view full-sized photos My little house, with neighbor kids Some of the house-building crew during my first month Butterflies! A baby "Carpincho"

Vigi working one of the beehives he built Drinking tereré with the neighbors. I really miss them! Believe it or not, this picture was not staged A Canindeyú passtime: getting the bus unstuck


From the Archives:

Here is a recent letter from my neighbors. Doesn't it make you want to cry? They are such beautiful people (isn't everyone?). This is the uncut version, and don't pick on their Spanish, alright? It's their second language, too.

Don Arinculo y Ña Ñeca Domingo 25 de Abril de 1999 Desde lugar 11 de Setiembre, Paraguay Destino a Estado Unido

Hola Alejandro: te saluda la familia Vasque desde 11 de Setiembre Mbarete. Alejandro, nosotro no le olvide de ti, sin pasar un dia. Tu ya te fuiste de mi barrio pero la familia Vasque siempre acuerda de vos. Alejandro pero algun dia puede voltar acá para pasar una fiesta familiar. Nosotro estamo aca alegriamente pero algun dia estoy esperandote. 11 de Setiembre ante era su lugar y ahora ya era otro valle y siempre esperaba aca dia y dia. Alejandro quiero que me contesta desde Estado Unidos.

Estoy esperando tu palabra. Familia Vasque le doy mil saludo, para vos Alejandro, mi saludo con todo.

Don Vasque


In loose translation:

Don Arinculo and Ña Ñeca Sunday, April 26, 1999 From 11 de Setiembre, Paraguay To the United States

Hi Alejandro, greetings from the Vasquez family in 11 de Setiembre, Mbarete. Alejandro, not a day goes by when we don't think of you. You have left our community, but we always remember you. Alejandro, but some day you can come back and celebrate with us. We are here, happily, but we await your return. 11 de Setiembre was your place before and now you have moved on, but every day you are missed. Alejandro I want you to write us from the United States.

I await your word. The Vasquez family gives you a thousand greetings, for you Alejandro

Don Vazquez

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