Peace Corps Project on Paraguay - Page Text Content
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
3: Dear mom and Dad, When you see this I hope you know I love and miss you both. Things are so much more different here than I ever thought they wold be. I wish I could call you and hear your voices again, but unfortunately I can't afford it. I hope you guys are doing okay. I thought I'd write now and tell you guys that I'm still alive since I haven't been able to write for a few weeks. I've just been so busy. The children here are a sweet as pie, and the language is beautiful. I should warn you now I may come home with an accent. I don't want to worry you guys too much but the health conditions aren't the best here, but I'm sure I will be find. You guys know how strong I am. I love you, and tell Christian and Erich I said hi, next time you get a hold of them. As much as we would fight when we were kids I have to admit I really miss them Love, Jackie
4: The children look happy although you can see that they are barefoot and hungry. It's a sham that this is the life that these kids know. | This picture is during the summer, and it's easy to see that the homes can't help much with the heat,and might even help to make it worse.
5: The roofs are just thrown together making some homes a safety hazard, and a sad thing to look at. his is a picture of a child playing soccer outside of his home.
6: This is a picture of a hospital, but it looks more like a jail cell. It is really upsetting to see how bad the conditions are within the hospitals.
7: This is a mother picking lice of of her child's hair. Some people aren't able to afford homes so they live in these tent like things.
8: This is a picture of mothers holding their children. I felt this to be very disturbing because the "mothers" look to be about twelve or younger.
9: This is a picture of a boat and the destination is unknown. It looks as though they aren't coming back due to the fact that mattresses and tables are piled on the boat.
11: Dear Mom and Dad, Things are beginning to get really crazy here. I found out that the government knows about a piranha infestation in a river and chose to say nothing knowing that a lot of money would be lost if the news got out. It kind of upsets me that they would be willing to risk lives like that. I wonder if things like this occur in the united states. Once again I miss you and love you both. Everything is just so different. The food even the cups look like something of another world. This is going to take a lot of getting used to. But the people here are still wonderful. They have a different way of looking at the world, and I only wish you could understand how beautiful some of the things these people say are. Love, Jackie
12: Tainted meat caused a huge problem recently in Paraguay. There was a "Foot and Mouth" outbreak.
13: Dear mom and Dad, As you can see from the article before this things aren't looking so good for Paraguay. They have found "Foot and Mouth" disease in the cattle and it's just causing real issues. I haven't eaten meat for two weeks, and as you both know I've never done that before in my life. I would love a steak right now. Although it's cooked a little differently in Paraguay. But the good news is that certain parts of this place truly are beautiful. The scenery is just like being in a postcard. Although things look bad now I'm sure they will get better soon. Things can't always go wrong, and in the end it will be okay. I would be lying if I tried to say that I didn't miss you guys though. I hope that when you read these you don't become too upset. I miss you all. Love, Jackie
14: There are an abundant amount of health issues though out Paraguay, and it's a heartbreaking reality.
15: People are trying there best to help. This is a heart warming story of people raising money for doctors to be able to go and give free surgeries to those who wouldn't be able to make it otherwise. It's amazing how much some people will do to save a strangers life. It really is beautiful.
16: This article refers to a police officer being shot and the country called a state of Emergency. A lot of people believe that this is a huge overreaction.
17: This is a picture of a pay phone, it looks so much different from those in America.
18: This is a regular cup compared to a Paraguayan cup, and the difference between the two is really pretty outstanding.
19: Paraguayan Money
20: This picture gives a good idea as to what the clothes are like in Paraguay. However I did find it strange that the young girl is dressed in such worm clothes when it looks like it would be really warm by the look of the background.
21: An example of beautiful Paraguayan jewelry.
22: This is a Paraguayan guitar, which seems to be a lot smaller then an average American guitar, although it could be the angle the picture was taken at.
23: This is just a gorgeous display of hand crafted nicknacks.
26: Works Cited
27: Paraguay TR_09305. 17 June 2010. Personal photograph by author. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. . This picture was found using Flickr. This photograph was taken by Thomas Rassloff. This photographer is a reliable source because they have many of the same types of photos on their page. This doesn't really inform me of much, I just felt that having the flag of the country would be an important element in my scrapbook. Tomczak, Statsiu. Paraguay-map. 8 Dec. 2008. Flickr. N.p., 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This picture was found using Flickr. The photographer has pictures of a bunch of different countries so it is clearly their photo. I just felt that putting a map of my country would go well with the scrap booking. Simon Reeve - Tropic of Capricorn (Ache children in Kuetuvy village, Paraguay). 10 Dec. 2007. Personal photograph by author. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. . This picture was found using Flickr. The photographer Simon Reeve has shown to be a reliable source because they have many photos of there work at Paraguay. This picture gives me more in site into the bad living conditions within Paraguay. All of the kids in the picture have bare feet and they are on a dirt road, and in the background is a house that really looks no bigger than a slightly larger than normal shack.
28: Summer Heat. 2007. Personal photograph by author. CultureGrams. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. . This picture was found using Culture Grams. The photographer is once again unknown because that type of information isn't provided on the site. The site is reliable because it is used for educational purposes. This picture was taken during the summer and it was explained that the people who live in Paraguay go into their homes to get away from the heat. However since most of the homes seem to be made of metal walls, and other warming materials when in the sunlight, I really don't see how they are able to escape the heat, and i find it pretty amazing that people are able to survive under such harsh conditions. Asunción Shantytown. 2007. Personal photograph by author. Culture Grams. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. . This picture was found using Culture Grams, and the photographer is unknown. This source is reliable because it is considered an academic site. This photograph helped me understand the types of materials houses are built with, they are said to be unsafe, and built from savage materials. They look as though they were just carelessly thrown together. There is a irony within the photo because it was taken under such a beautiful setting, and if you look out toward the horizon it looks as though it's Miami Florida, they houses just don't fit the setting at all.
29: Los Caminos de la Vida... no son los que yo esperaba. 11 Sept. 2010. Personal photograph by author. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2011. . This photo was found using Flickr. The photographer of this picture, Anna Theodora had really shown the heart breaking reality of the lives some of the people in this country are forced to live. The only information she provides in English is that the child is playing soccer, however this is all of the information that is needed to really fully understand the significance of the picture. She had proved to me a reliable source because she has a blog that she linked to show that she was actually there, writing about it, and taking pictures. This photo shows you the things most of us don't want to think about, and allows you to see the truth with your own eyes. Hospital doors are closed. 7 Dec. 2007. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This picture was found using Flickr. This photographer is once again reliable because they have many photo's from their trip to Paraguay. This picture was very disturbing for me because it is very obvious how unsanitary this hospital is, and I find it very sad that people have to live under these conditions. It looks more like a prison
30: Taking Out Lice. N.d. Personal photograph by author. Vezzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. . This photo was found using Vezzle. The photographer is under the screen name of "mtorter." They are a reliable source because they have other photo's to show that they are in fact their photos. They also have proved to be reliable because they are said to be a licensed photographer on the site. Out of all of the pictures I've found, I feel that this one is of most importance. The reason for this is that it really does show you the living conditions that some of these people live in. The picture is of a young child in there home, which is really nothing other than a tent. And she is trying to remove lice from the child's head. They also have clothes hanging in the background, with a child standing all buy himself. It just really gives insight of how poor the conditions are that these people are living in. native albino native women and their children of the mbya-Guarani partiality of paraguay. N.d. Personal photograph by author. Vezzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. . This picture was found through Vezzle. It was taken by a photographer with the screen name of "mtorter." This photographer is a reliable source because they have more pictures to show that they were there, they also are said to be a licensed photographer. This picture was very insightful about the family life within Paraguay. The caption says "native women and their children of the mbya-Guarani partiality of Paraguay." I felt that this is very important to include because these "women" look no older then me and I only look to be about fifteen. At first glace it looks as though there are two preteens holding there baby brothers. or sisters, but that isn't the case.
31: El Rio Paraguay. 15 Aug. 2007. Personal photograph by author. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2011. . This picture was discovered using Flickr. The photographer Michele Molinari had shown to be a reliable source, because they had supported the photo with a ton of back ground information. This photo had shown to be really insightful in understanding the conditions within the county. The mattresses and other household items on the boat shows that these people had most likely lost there homes, and were forced out in a hurry. "Flesh-eating piranhas infest river." World First. FSA, 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This article was found using Googe News Timeline. The author is unknown but proved to be reliable because this is information used to help tourist. This article sort of upset me because it made me see how much people are willing to sacrifice for money. The government though out Paraguay know of the dangers of the river however they choose to do nothing about it, and don't even warn the guests, because they make money from the "attraction of the tourist."
32: Cifuentes, Erwin. "Paraguay Cattle Health Scare Blamed On Human Error." Latin America News Dispatch (L.A.N.D). N.p., 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This article was also found using Google News Timeline. The author is a reliable source because he is working for a national news database. This source helped inform me on the health conditions though out Paraguay. This knowledge of tainted meant shows the type of issues that are present though out the food industry in Paraguay, and why it is crucial that these are prevented. uffman, Laurinda. "Patients go untreated for tropical disease in Paraguay ." SOS Childrens villages. SOS Children’s Villages UK, 28 Oct. 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This article was found using Google News Timeline. And the author proved to be reliable because they work for a charitable organization. This article made me see how bad some of the disease are though out the world and how some countries are more effected than others. One of the main countries being Paraguay. I gained insight on what the disease is. It's a parasite that eventually infects the major organs such as the heart and the brain. There is only one laboratory that has a vaccine for the disease and they aren't able to produce the drug causing this to be a huge problem in the less fortunate countries including Paraguay.
33: Stroup, Sheila. "Hartley's Hearts Foundation takes life-saving mission team to Paraguay." Nola.com. N.p., 2010. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . I discoved this article though using Google News Timeline. The author is a reliable source because she is with the The Times-Picayune. This article gave me an insight on the type of work being done to help thouse who live thoughout paraguay. This was really a heart touching story, and made me see the kindness that some human beings possess. Stone, Hannah. "Paraguay Has Nothing to Show for State of Emergency, Again." In Sight. F.I.P, 9 Nov. 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This article was found using Google News Timeline. The author has proven to be reliable because this site had a lot of sponsors showing that it is in fact a national news of organized crime site. This site made me see just how bad things have become there to cause the government to issue a state of emergency. This was issued after a police officer was shot in the back. However a lot of people in their government feel like this is over kill. This shows how much of the lawmaking that goes on though out Paraguay is complete chaos, and why their are so many issues though out the country.
34: Phonehat. 21 Apr. 2005. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This picture was found using Flickr. The photographer is reliable because they have many photo's from their trip to Paraguay. I found this to be interesting because their payphones look so much different than ours it's really incredible. Steve. Social Beverages. 29 Mar. 2008. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This photo was found using Fickr. The photographer was on a trip to Paraguay which proves this source to be reliable. I found this picture to be very interesting because it is comparing a regular cup to on used in Paraguay and it's easy to see that there is a drastic difference. Villasboa, Amambay Torales. los violadores del mundo. 3 Dec. 2008. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This Picture was found using Flickr. The photographer is said to be from Paraguay, therefore this source is considered reliable. This picture helped me have an understanding as to what the money looks like in Paraguay.
35: Ahn, Eugene. Curiosity. 25 Apr. 2005. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This photo was found using Flicker. I seem to favor this photographer because they just have so many images. I found this picture to be insightful as to the clothes that people may wear, although strangely enough it isn't all that far from the type of clothes that Americans wear. However I did find it to be strange that the child doesn't have gloves, or glove like things but is wearing a hat on one hand. Perhaps she left her gloves at home? Gmunsey. wooden bracelet from paraguay. 5 Oct. 2010. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This picture was discovered using Flickr. The photographer has proven to be reliable because they were the ones who made this bracelet. I'm was curious as to what Paraguay Jewelry looks like and this gave me a perfect insight.
36: Talk About Paraguay. 29 Mar. 2008. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This picture was found using Flickr. The photographer once again proved to be reliable due to the reasons listed in the previous annotation with a picture by the same photographer. I chose to pick this photo out of pure curiosity because the guitar has become a huge part of my life in the past year. I did notice that a Paraguayan guitar seems to be much smaller than most other models, however it could be because of the angle the photo was taken at. Toad, Mary. Artifacts. 26 Feb. 2010. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. . This photo was found using Flickr. This photographer is reliable because they too, have many pictures from Paraguay. This image is just a bunch of ninck nacks made of stone, but they are also very interesting. "United N"United Nations: resolution on the partition of Palestine (1947)." ABC Clio. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2011. . This article was found using ABC Clio and it's a document about the Resolution of the partition of Palestine. This source was the the only place I was able to find any documents, it I did prove to be helpful. "Chaco War." ABC Clio. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2011. . This article was found using ABC Clio. Because it is an educational site it is automatically considered reliable. This article is all about the Chaco War, and it is not a document. I had a lot of problems finding documents for this country.