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Uruguay reinstated 8th January 2004 You say (In fact, January) that the triple alliance war against Paraguay in the 19th century involved Brazil, Argentina and Peru. But it was Uruguay and not Peru that took part, and most of us here still bitterly regret it, because of the destruction of Paraguay that followed. Juan Jos? Castillos Montevideo, Uruguay

Not anti-German 25th November 2003 Unlike Lesley Chamberlain (Letters, December), I don’t think Joyce Hackett’s article on cycling in Germany in the November issue was in the least anti-German. Surely anyone who has lived in another country will recognise the kind of…

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