Login/Sign up

World Association of International Studies

Post A Question from China about Paraguay
Created by John Eipper on 02/19/11 8:23 AM

Previous posts in this discussion:


A Question from China about Paraguay (John Eipper, USA, 02/19/11 8:23 am)

One of the new features of the WAISworld.org website is an "Ask WAIS Experts" button, where the readers of our public website can pose questions to the 250-strong WAIS community. A couple of weeks ago I received this e-mail from China:

Dear WAIS:

I'm a 16 year-old girl from China and I have a few questions for you. I'd appreciate if you can help.

We know that Paraguay has suffered from terrorism for long. What specifically has the govenment done to deal with it? In order to achieve significant progress, what actions might and should be taken by the government in your opinion? Also, I'm desiring to know the relationship between Paraguay and the US.

I'm in the Model United Nation club, and I will represent Paraguay in March. The topic will be "Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism" and the committee is the General Assembly Legal Committee. Though I've researched some information and have written a position paper, I want to hear some experts' opinions.

Best wishes,

Weixin Yang

JE comments: Thank you for your question, Weixin! Your English is excellent, by the way. Though I am a Latin Americanist myself, I'm a bit weak on Paraguay, which in significant ways is the most unique Spanish-speaking country in the Americas.  It's officially bilingual with Castilian and Guaraní, and it has a long record of isolationism and autarky.  Moreover, the War of the "Triple Alianza" against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay resulted in a near "final solution" annihilation of the Paraguayan male population.

Can anyone in the WAIS community address the question of terrorism?  I've heard anecdotal evidence that al-Qaeda is present in Paraguay, but the "terrorism" of Weixin's question may refer to the Paraguayan tradition of smuggling and marketing counterfeit handbags and electronics.

Finally, I'd love to hear more from Weixin about how the Model UN works in China.

Rate this post
Informational value 
Reader Ratings (0)
Informational value0%

Visits: 4


Please login/register to reply or comment: Login/Sign up

  • Paraguay, Operation Condor and the "Archive of Terror" (Holger Terp, Denmark 02/20/11 4:35 AM)
    Is Weixin Yang (see JE's "Ask WAIS Experts" post of 19 February) referring to the following kind of terror?

    National Security Archive: Rendition in the Southern Cone: Operation Condor Documents Revealed From Paraguayan "Archive of Terror."

    National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 239- Part II, 2007.


    JE comments:  This is terrifying stuff on 1970s-era cooperation among the Paraguayan, Chilean and Argentine military regimes.  It's full of torture, renditions and disappearances.  My gratitude goes to Holger Terp for bringing "Operación Cóndor" to our attention.

    However, I think Weixin Yang was referring to "terrorism" as it's commonly understood in today's idiom.

    Please login/register to reply or comment:

Trending Now

All Forums with Published Content (45135 posts)

- Unassigned

Culture & Language

American Indians Art Awards Bestiary of Insults Books Conspiracy Theories Culture Ethics Film Food Futurology Gender Issues Humor Intellectuals Jews Language Literature Media Coverage Movies Music Newspapers Numismatics Philosophy Plagiarism Prisons Racial Issues Sports Tattoos Western Civilization World Communications


Capitalism Economics International Finance World Bank World Economy


Education Hoover Institution Journal Publications Libraries Universities World Bibliography Series


Biographies Conspiracies Crime Decline of West German Holocaust Historical Figures History Holocausts Individuals Japanese Holocaust Leaders Learning Biographies Learning History Russian Holocaust Turkish Holocaust


Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Argentina Asia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Central America Chechnya Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark East Europe East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Estonia Ethiopia Europe European Union Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Persia) Iraq Ireland Israel/Palestine Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latin America Liberia Libya Mali Mexico Middle East Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nations Compared Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North America Norway Pacific Islands Pakistan Palestine Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Polombia Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa South America Southeast Asia Spain Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Thailand The Pacific Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UK (United Kingdom) Ukraine USA (America) USSR/Russia Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam West Europe Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire


Balkanization Communism Constitutions Democracy Dictators Diplomacy Floism Global Issues Hegemony Homeland Security Human Rights Immigration International Events Law Nationalism NATO Organizations Peace Politics Terrorism United Nations US Elections 2008 US Elections 2012 US Elections 2016 US Elections 2020 Violence War War Crimes Within the US


Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism Liberation Theology Religion

Science & Technology

Alcohol Anthropology Automotives Biological Weapons Design and Architecture Drugs Energy Environment Internet Landmines Mathematics Medicine Natural Disasters Psychology Recycling Research Science and Humanities Sexuality Space Technology World Wide Web (Internet)


Geography Maps Tourism Transportation


1-TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR HILTON 2001 Conference on Globalizations Academic WAR Forums Ask WAIS Experts Benefactors Chairman General News Member Information Member Nomination PAIS Research News Ronald Hilton Quotes Seasonal Messages Tributes to Prof. Hilton Varia Various Topics WAIS WAIS 2006 Conference WAIS Board Members WAIS History WAIS Interviews WAIS NEWS waisworld.org launch WAR Forums on Media & Research Who's Who