Posts Tagged ‘Latin America’

Veterans’ Day

03Apr12

“Is tomorrow a holiday in the United States too?” An eleven-year-old friend, the grandson of one of the pastors in the Resistencia area, wanted to know if folks in the US get April 2nd off from school and work like they do here in Argentina. No, I told him, April 2nd is a uniquely Argentine […]


War Stories

14Mar12

“I am for peace, but when they speak, they are for war.” Psalm 120:7 Paraguay’s national history and identity have been shaped by two wars. In the War of the Triple Alliance (1864-70) Paraguay confronted Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina, and lost. Two generations later, President Eusebio Ayala launched the Chaco War (1932-5) which successfully checked […]


Che Guevara

11Mar12

We’ve been traveling through Paraguay for the past week, so we’re a little behind on our blog posts. To fill in the time, here’s a snapshot of people taking snapshots of themselves with one of Latin America’s most famous revolutionaries, Che Guevara. Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born and raised in Argentina, so Argentines are especially […]


We’ve spent the past week settling into our house and acquainting ourselves with Disciples of Christ churches in this northeastern corner of Argentina. We’re based in Resistencia, a city of about 360,000 residents and the capital of Chaco province. Resistencia was established in 1878, and developed thanks to rise of the tannin industry and the […]