Ambassador Leslie Bassett met yesterday with the five Young Indigenous Leaders who recently returned from the United States. These young people, selected by the Embassy, traveled to Tucson (Arizona), with all expenses paid, under the “Institute of American Studies Student Leaders” program, in the months of January and February of this year.
During the meeting with the Ambassador, participants shared the things they have learned, many stories, and the ideas they have brought -and are planning to implement in their communities. Alcides Famoso, one of the leaders, highlighted that during the five-weeks-course he had the opportunity to learn about Martin Luther King “I realized that it is worth fighting for what you want … that nothing is impossible,” he said.
The five Young Indigenous Leaders that represented Paraguay this year are Cristian Diosnel Machune (Santa Teresita, Mcal. Estigarribia), Carolina Marisel Juarez Gossen (Yalve Sanga, Filadelfia, Boquerón), Aida Gómez Pereira (Curuguaty, Canindeyu), Alcides Ramón Famoso Sosa (Mcal. Estigarribia, Boquerón), and Rigoberto Zacarías Flores (Filadelfia, Boquerón).