Archive for November, 2014

Asuncion, riverside

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Last year, some 50,000 people were forcefully relocated from here so that the government got a better view on the river and the city gained this new water front. The remaining 20,000 inhabitants of the shanty town (Barrio Ricardo Brugada, commonly known Chacarita) will have to go soon, as well, so there’s nothing done about […]

Wege zum Spanisch

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Weil mir das Spanischlernen zu langsam vorangeht, lese ich jetzt einfach spanischsprachige Sachbuecher – lateinische Wortähnlichkeiten und vertraute Textteile sind meine Freunde. Am besten ging’s bisher mit einer biographischen Darstellung von Rosa Luxemburg, auch gut war eine Sammlung von Programmtexten und Manifesten der Arbeiterbewegung, jetzt gerade verstehe ich verblüffend viel hiervon (finde es aber zum […]

Rio Paraguay

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

On the riverside in Pilar. Over there is Argentina – just some hundred meters away, but the next bridge is 200 kilometers upstream, and to reach the place on the other side by road you travel almost 600 kilometers.


Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Hamburg-Oz died, I know, Paraguay-Oz is alive, though, and is doing things like painting the walls of this gay community center in Asuncion with political (picture: Harvey Milk), Guaraní-mythological (picture: Kurupi) and just nice themes. The place which hosts a clinic and produces educational publications is well-funded by mostly foreign donations – the government is […]