If you are interested in history you will know pretty well that the only way for a civilisation to last is by its culture. This is how we learn for all the things that took place in different spots around the world. It is well known that before the great geographical discoveries of Christopher Columbus and many others, the Chinese already knew about the new lands, they had maps and knew about the shape of the planet. However, even before them the Indians and the Romans knew that the Earth is circular. However, little of all that knowledge was written or if it was, it was then burned and therefore it is now harder for all of it to be found. This is why the history of places like Paraguay and other countries from South America is recorded from the time when the colonisers come.
These people were warlike but they were smart enough to write down everything that was happening so today we know that the first evidences for the country of Paraguay are from the 16th century. This is when Juan de Salazar de Espinosa reached these lands. After that the history of the place was very turbulent and this continued even after the declaration of independence from Spain in 1811. Around 50 years after that, in contrast to the expectations of wealth and progress the nation was close to extinction. This happened after a war between Paraguay and Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. At these times there were no more than 28 000 adult males in the country. However, all of this is a thing of the past as these 4 countries are now part of Mercosur and are working together for there welfare.
However, many more can be learnt if find a way to make cheap calls to Paraguay and talk with local historians. They will know better than anyone else what is worthy and what is not to be known about Paraguay. These people are specialists in the sphere and on top of that this is their personal family history so this is a wonderful way to learn more.
For this type of learning you can take advantage of the modern methods of communication. Technologies like skype and VoIP allow cheaper international calls from UK to any other place to be made. This type of online education allow you to learn from the source without visit the place.