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Call Number: PN1997 .S5553 2014
It's April 2005 in Asunción, Paraguay. Eager to earn money to buy a cell phone, a poor seventeen-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, Victor, unwittingly involves himself in a crime when he agrees to a shady deal to transport seven crates of unknown contents through the city's infamous Mercado 4 in exchange for $100.
Call Number: PN1997 .H4653 2019
Chela ... and Chiquita ... both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy ... forging a fresh and invigorating new connection. Chela finally begins to break out of her shell and engage with the world, embarking on her own personal, intimate revolution.
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Call Number: HD1691 .B59 2009 In English
Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?
From Honey to Ashes
Call Number: F2679.2.M6 F7 2008 In English
In March 2004, one of the world's last voluntarily isolated groups of hunter-gatherers walked out of the forest in northern Paraguay, fleeing ranchers' bulldozers. They formed a new village with their more settled relatives, where they confronted the complexities of learning how to become "Ayoreo Indians" and more critically, how to survive in a rapidly changing world. This documentary provides an intimate portrait of a divided community four months after this historical event, and their efforts to chart a collective future in a context shaped by deforestation, NGO activity, anthropologists and evangelical Christianity.
Globe trekker. Uruguay & Paraguay
Call Number: F2715 .G56 2012 In English
Holly Morris discovers two South American countries that share a similar name but couldn't be more different, Uruguay and Paraguay. In Uruguay's capital Montevideo, Holly discovers its colonial Spanish history and charm and tries the local cuisine. She travels down to the beach to get a taste of the annual carnival festivities. On to Paraguay, Holly heads to its capital Asuncion to learn about its colonial and political past, before going to the Jesuit mission ruins in Trinidad.
South of the Border
Call Number: F2208 .S68 2010 In English
Director Oliver Stone visits seven presidents in five countries in South America to gain some understanding about the political and social ideas and the revolutions, and to clear up how people view them. Includes interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner, Cuban president Raul Castro, Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Rafael Carrea (Ecuador), and Fernando Lugo (Paraguay).
World atlas. South America. Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay
Call Number: G1021 .W67 2012 In English
This segmentof the World Atlas series includes animated maps from Rand McNally and in-depth cultural and historical information about Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It covers physical geography, political geography, popular locations, and thematic maps of the region.