Riding the Bus in Paraguay March 29th 2006 In the movie “Speed,” a ludicrous thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, a terrorist plants a bomb on a bus, a bomb set to explode if the bus drops below 50 miles per hour. They never could’ve set that story in Paraguay, first they measure speed in kilometers per hour, and second the buses rarely travel slow enough to have ever been in any danger. Of course that is an exaggeratio ... read more
South America » Paraguay In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70), Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory. It stagnated economically for the next half century. In the Chaco War of 1932-35, large, economically important areas were ... ... read more
Last year I wrote about my trip to South America (Paraguay and Brazil). This year's destination did not involve any international travel, just a nine hour drive across country with some old friends to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and then to check out the sights in Chicago, Illinois.
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