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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Ethiopia, or to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Pease keep in mind that although we have tried to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it.
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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Paraguay and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that although we try to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it. If you do not have access to the Internet, visit your local library. Libraries offer free Internet usage and often let you print information to take home.  
  
A note of caution: As you surf these sites, be aware that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. Government. You may find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. As you read these comments, we hope you will keep in mind that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.
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A note of caution: As you surf the Internet, be aware that you may find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to express opinions about the Peace Corps based on their own experience, including comments by those who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. These opinions are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government, and we hope you will keep in mind that no two people experience their service in the same way.  
  
===General Information About Ethiopia===
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===General Information About Paraguay ===
 
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http://www.countrywatch.com/ <br>
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On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in the capital of Ethiopia to how to convert from the dollar to Ethiopian currency. Just click on Ethiopia and go from there.
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http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations <br>
 
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations <br>
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.
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Visit this site to learn about Paraguay or almost any other country in the world.
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http://www.state.gov/p/wha  <br>
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The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries in the Western Hemisphere. Find Paraguay and learn more about its social and political history.
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http://asuncion.usembassy.gov/  <br>
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Official website of the U.S. embassy in Paraguay. Includes extensive links to sites about Paraguay as well as up-to-date information on the U.S. diplomatic mission.
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http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blparaguay.htm  <br>
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This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information, and each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.
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http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp  <br>
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This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.
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http://www.worldinformation.com  <br>
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This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries worldwide.
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http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/sa/paraguay/  <br>
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The site of the Latin American Network Information Center links to a variety of resources on Paraguay.
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===Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees===
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http://www.rpcv.org  <br>
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This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities. Or go straight to the Friends of Paraguay site:
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http://www.friendsofparaguay.org  <br>
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This nonprofit organization was created in 1987 to establish a network of returned Peace Corps Volunteers and others who are interested in improving communication and information exchange in support of social, cultural, and economic development in Paraguay.  
  
http://www.state.gov <br>
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http://www.rpcvwebring.org  <br>
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background and consular notes about countries around the world. Find Ethiopia and learn more about its social and political history as well as its contemporary concerns.
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This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.  
  
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/  <br>
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http://peacecorps.mtu.edu/ <br>
This world factbook provides up-to-date country information.
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Peace Corps Volunteers in the field and returned Volunteers who are affiliated with the Master’s International program at Michigan Tech make regular submissions to this site, including synopses of technical projects and links to technical resources that may be helpful to Volunteers in the field.  
  
http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm <br>
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http://www.peacecorpswriters.org  <br>
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information, and each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.
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This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers.  It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.  
  
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp <br>
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===Current News Sites About Paraguay (in Spanish) ===
This United Nations site allows you to search for selected statistical information for member states of the U.N.
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http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm <br>
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http://www.lanacion.com.py  <br>
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments of countries around the world.
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Site of La Nacion
  
===Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees===
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http://www.ultimahora.com  <br>
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Site of Ultima Hora
  
http://www.rpcv.org <br>
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http://www.abc.com.py  <br>
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local volunteer activities.
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Site of ABC Color
  
http://www.rpcvwebring.org <br>
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===International Development Sites ===
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.
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http://www.peacecorpswriters.org <br>
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http://www.usaid.gov/country/lac/py  <br>
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.
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U.S. Agency for International Development
  
===Online Articles/Current News Sites About Ethiopia===
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http://www.worldbank.org  <br>
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World Bank (search for Paraguay using the “Countries & Regions” link in the left navigation column)
  
http://allafrica.com/ethiopia/ <Br>
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http://www.jica.go.jp/paraguay/espanol/index.html  <br>
News wire stories about Ethiopia
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Japan International Cooperation Agency
  
===International Development Sites About Ethiopia===
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http://www.plan-international.org/wherewework/americas/paraguay/  <br>
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Plan International  
  
http://www.usaid.gov/locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/ethiopia/ <br>
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http://www.unicef.org/paraguay  <br>
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s work in Ethiopia
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UNICEF
  
http://www.un.org <br>
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http://www.unesco.org <br>
The United Nations’ website
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UNESCO (search for Paraguay)
  
===Recommended Books===
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http://www.worldwildlife.org  <br>
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World Wildlife Fund (search for Paraguay)
  
# Ashabranner, Brent. A Moment in History: The First Ten Years of the Peace Corps. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971.
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===Recommended Books===
# Clift, Elayne (ed.). But Do They Have Field Experience! Potomac, Md.: OGN Publications, 1993.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of Africa. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). Hartmattan: A Journey Across the Sahara. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1994.
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===Books About the History of the Peace Corps===
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# Gimlette, John. At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels through Paraguay. New York: Knopf, 2004. 
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# MacIntyre, Ben. Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992.
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# McNaspy, C.J. Lost Cities of Paraguay: Art and Architecture of the Jesuit Reductions, 1607-1767.  Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1982.
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# Miranda, Carlos R. The Stroessner Era: Authoritarian Rule in Paraguay. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1990.
  
# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
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===Books About the History of the Peace Corps ===
# Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
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# Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
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===Books on the Volunteer Experience===
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# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
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# Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
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# Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
  
# Banerjee, Dillon. So You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 2000.
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===Books on the Volunteer Experience ===
# Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
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# Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
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# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
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# Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999
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# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine ed. From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
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# Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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# Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
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# Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
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# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
  
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# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine ed. From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
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# Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
  
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Revision as of 19:20, 2 April 2008

Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Paraguay and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that although we try to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it. If you do not have access to the Internet, visit your local library. Libraries offer free Internet usage and often let you print information to take home.

A note of caution: As you surf the Internet, be aware that you may find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to express opinions about the Peace Corps based on their own experience, including comments by those who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. These opinions are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government, and we hope you will keep in mind that no two people experience their service in the same way.

General Information About Paraguay

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations
Visit this site to learn about Paraguay or almost any other country in the world.

http://www.state.gov/p/wha
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries in the Western Hemisphere. Find Paraguay and learn more about its social and political history.

http://asuncion.usembassy.gov/
Official website of the U.S. embassy in Paraguay. Includes extensive links to sites about Paraguay as well as up-to-date information on the U.S. diplomatic mission.

http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blparaguay.htm
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information, and each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.

http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.

http://www.worldinformation.com
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries worldwide.

http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/sa/paraguay/
The site of the Latin American Network Information Center links to a variety of resources on Paraguay.

Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

http://www.rpcv.org
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities. Or go straight to the Friends of Paraguay site:

http://www.friendsofparaguay.org
This nonprofit organization was created in 1987 to establish a network of returned Peace Corps Volunteers and others who are interested in improving communication and information exchange in support of social, cultural, and economic development in Paraguay.

http://www.rpcvwebring.org
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.

http://peacecorps.mtu.edu/
Peace Corps Volunteers in the field and returned Volunteers who are affiliated with the Master’s International program at Michigan Tech make regular submissions to this site, including synopses of technical projects and links to technical resources that may be helpful to Volunteers in the field.

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.

Current News Sites About Paraguay (in Spanish)

http://www.lanacion.com.py
Site of La Nacion

http://www.ultimahora.com
Site of Ultima Hora

http://www.abc.com.py
Site of ABC Color

International Development Sites

http://www.usaid.gov/country/lac/py
U.S. Agency for International Development

http://www.worldbank.org
World Bank (search for Paraguay using the “Countries & Regions” link in the left navigation column)

http://www.jica.go.jp/paraguay/espanol/index.html
Japan International Cooperation Agency

http://www.plan-international.org/wherewework/americas/paraguay/
Plan International

http://www.unicef.org/paraguay
UNICEF

http://www.unesco.org
UNESCO (search for Paraguay)

http://www.worldwildlife.org
World Wildlife Fund (search for Paraguay)

Recommended Books

  1. Gimlette, John. At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels through Paraguay. New York: Knopf, 2004.
  2. MacIntyre, Ben. Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992.
  3. McNaspy, C.J. Lost Cities of Paraguay: Art and Architecture of the Jesuit Reductions, 1607-1767. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1982.
  4. Miranda, Carlos R. The Stroessner Era: Authoritarian Rule in Paraguay. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1990.

Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
  1. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
  2. Kennedy, Geraldine ed. From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  3. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).