When Planting Trees is Controversial

Posted by Alanna Elder – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU A few weeks ago I went to a seed fair in Itapúa, the department in the southeast corner of Paraguay. We left at 4:30 a.m., and the sky lightened slowly as we turned through a tangle of highways south of Asuncion.Continue reading “When Planting Trees is Controversial”

Where the River Meets the City

Posted by Alanna Elder – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU I spent at least a third of an 8-hour layover in Houston exploring Paraguay on Google Maps, looking ahead to when I could finally see and move beyond the length of an airport terminal. Still laboring under the illusion that IContinue reading “Where the River Meets the City”

Paraguayan Student Movement Promises Political Awakening During “la Primavera Estudiantil”

By Gustavo Setrini, a Paraguayan political scientist and Assistant Professor of Food Studies at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development and a Faculty Affiliate of the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies University students are making history in Paraguay in what is being dubbed La Primavera Estudiantil (the Student Spring).Continue reading “Paraguayan Student Movement Promises Political Awakening During “la Primavera Estudiantil””

An Address by the President of Paraguay

On September 29th, the Center for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies partnered with the office of the President of NYU, and the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (NYU Law), for a presentation by the President of Paraguay H.E. Horacio Cartes. The event, hosted at the New York University School of Law, D’Agostino Hall,Continue reading “An Address by the President of Paraguay”