Asuncion

Jewish man prays at altar with pews behind him, USA flag in background

A gift from small-town Iowa brings light to Paraguay’s capital

Ottumwa, Iowa’s centenarian B’nai Jacob synagogue held its final service in May — but the congregation’s story lives on in the heart of South America through one of its Torahs, the sacred Jewish text.

A gift from small-town Iowa brings light to Paraguay’s capital
Alexandra Tauber talks to a countryside artisan in Paraguay.

The story behind why Paraguay followed the US and moved its embassy to Jerusalem

The story behind why Paraguay followed the US and moved its embassy to Jerusalem
Protesters set fire to the congress building during a demonstration against a possible change in the law to allow for presidential re-election in Asunción, Paraguay on March 31.

Rioters set fire to congress in Paraguay

Rioters set fire to congress in Paraguay

Jesse Eisenberg discusses his new work, the off-Broadway play 'Asuncion'

Jesse Eisenberg discusses his new work, the off-Broadway play 'Asuncion'

Jesse Eisenberg on His New Role Off-Broadway

Jesse Eisenberg on His New Role Off-Broadway
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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paraguay's capital, Asunci�n. The World's David Leveille profiles the latest diplomatic initiative by the US Ambassador to Paraguay. It's a CD of Paraguayan folk songs sung in the indigenous language, Guarani.

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