Former culture minister of Paraguay Ticio Escobar is not just a qualified lawyer but is also the founder-director of the Museo del Barro in Asuncion. The Prince Claus Award winner has also been a university professor and has penned several books on the Paraguayan indigenous community.
Josefina Plá was a Spanish-born Paraguayan dramatist, poet, historian and sculptor, who yielded great influence on the 20th century Paraguayan culture. Gaining fame for her earliest poems like El precio de los sueños, she began operating a radio theater for the soldiers in the field during the Chaco War and later wrote many historical works including El barroco Hispano-guaraní .
Paraguayan writer, activist and politician Juan Carlos Da Costa was imprisoned and later deported to Argentina for resisting the regime of President Alfredo Stroessner. He later secretly entered Paraguay and become main leader of the clandestine movement OPM that endeavoured in creating an armed resistance against dictator Stroessner’s repressive government. Da Costa later died in a gunfight with the police.