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ZP99E Paraguay flag Paraguay

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Special Event Callsing "Jesuit Ruins of Jesus and Trinidad - 2014".


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ZP99E Callsign It will be activated by the team within Itapua ZP9EE club for the first time in history was activated from the local Jesuit ruins.
Is activated in the bands of 10-15-20-30-40 meters SSB - CW and some RTTY. We listen to all and to work them in all possible ways band and is dipondra the online log on this same page.

Sera activado por el equipo del radio club Itapua ZP9EE, por primera vez en la historia se activara desde el local de las ruinas jesuiticas.
Se activara en las bandas de 10-15-20-30-40 mts en SSB - CW y un poco de PSK31.
Esperamos escucharlos a todos y poder trabajarlos en todas las banda y modos pósibles, se dipondra del log online en esta misma pagina.


CW operator : ZP9MCE - MANU.



The Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue (Spanish: Misiones Jesuíticas de La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná y Jesús de Tavarangue) are located in the Itapúa Department, Paraguay, and are religious mission that are sill preserved and that were founded by the Jesuit missioners during the colonization of South America in the 17th century. These religious missions were created in 1609 and developed for 150 years. Both Jesuit missions were declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1993.

The Jesuit Missions of Paraguay are considered some of the most impressive creations of the religious work of the Jesuit, and are testimony of the historical richness of the country. Aleixo Garcia discovered Paraguay in 1524. Its development in political, economical and social matter was a slow process, scarred by armed conflicts between Spanish conquerors and natives, who fought to preserve their territory. By 1590 the Spanish had founded 10 cities and 40 colonies in South America. The natives were forced to be at their service (Encomienda system).

The Spanish King tried to improve their quality of life by making some decrees for their protection but it was difficult to have a real system of control to make sure they were obeyed. The system of "Encomienda" gave place to many insurrections of the natives. It was not until the Missions were established that there was a real improvement in the living conditions of the natives. The first Jesuits arrived in Tucumán in 1586 and in 1587, by request of the Asunción’s Bishop, Alonso Guerra. The Jesuits started the evangelization and building of towns or Missions in the region of Misiones and Itapúa Departments in Paraguay. The first thing they did was to form towns that were self-sufficient in the areas inhabited by the natives and a study of the Guaraní language they spoke to make a writing structure (because the Guaraní people did not write their language). The missioners not only imparted knowledge about religion, but also determined the rules of public order, culture, education and society, which had great influence in the later development of Paraguay. The natives, who were nomads and were not used to a structured life, founded themselves gathered in small communities in the forest. Near the Jesuit Missions were formed groups of 2000 or 3000 per town. This group of missioners founded about 30 Missions in territories that nowadays belong to Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. Many of the constructions have been preserved and the ones that had been damaged were rebuilt.

The Santísima Trinidad del Paraná Mission is considered the biggest of all the missions. Natives that came from the missions of San Carlos (nowadays in territory of Argentina) were its founders in 1712. This mission has the biggest built temple among all the Jesuit Missions, with an altar carved in a once piece stone. In it is represented the persecution of the natives at that time. It has a Central Square, the town’s place of meeting and a museum, located in the old sacristy, are the sculptures and a scale model of the mission.

These ruins are being restored and maintained constantly.

It is a Cultural Patrimony of Humankind.




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