Paraguayan Bits #6 – The Bolsi

The Bolsi is the other restaurant that matters in Asuncion, it’s the Pepsi to The Lido’s Coke. I had a whole story to post about The Bolsi but it’s late and I’m falling behind on posting, things are happening each day faster than I can post them.

So, to summarize, in the 60’s when Paraguay was still an insane wild-west Nazi dictatorship there was a power struggle for control of The Bolsi within the owner’s family. The mother hung onto control of the restaurant despite her son’s protestations. He eventually solved the problem by shooting her in the head, in the restaurant, by the door, where I am sitting tonight. He had friends in high places and the incident was made to disappear.

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