Category Archives : 1000.Paraguay


Nilda Estigarribia (Paraguay)

“During the dictatorship, torture had its most visible identification in men, while the faces of women were evidenced for giving humanitarian assistance in prisons, hospitals and cemeteries.” Nilda Estigarribia grew up fighting against the abuses committed by the Paraguayan military dictatorship led by General Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989). She was part of the only organization for […]


María del Pilar Callizo López Moreira (Paraguay)

“When I was 14 years old, I acquired the consciousness that no power should snatch from human beings their most valuable possession: freedom.” María del Pilar Callizo López Moreira–“Pili”–comes from a very traditional family from Paraguay. She had a happy childhood, without any kind of deprivation or needs. This situation, however, did not prevent her […]


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Maggiorina Balbuena (Paraguay)

When I was 18 years old, and worked as a maid for important families, I began to ask myself why my own life was so poor when those people could enjoy so much.” “Maggi”–Maggiorina Balbuena (54)–was born and raised in the countryside where the green color of the foliage is mixed with the yellow color […]