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Thursday, February 18, 2010

An Offical Message From the Reference Staff

On March 18, 2009, Elisabeth wrote a blog in which she quoted The New York Public Library Desk Reference as saying "In Paraguay, dueling is legal provided both parties are registered blood donors." Today, almost a year later, a guest contacted me on meebo and said that information was not true. The guest claimed that dueling was now outlawed in his native country.
In order to find out if indeed a blood donor could duel in Paraguay, I searched our collection, contacted the New York Public Library, and emailed a law librarian. Sadly, none of these sources could answer my question. Instead of giving up, our fearless leader, Tracy, called the Embassy of Paraguay in Washington, D.C. to get some answers. (I guess Senior Fernando Lugo was busy, ha ha) We are currently waiting on a response from Paraguayan officials.
To be continued....

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