Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 31 July 2019 Migration and Displacement at crisis point In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries and links to articles published elsewhere. In this and future newsletters we will mention some of these, with the...
The Mbyju’i Communal Land Association: protector of the common good. by Andrew Nickson Origin: The association goes back to the old days when, lacking land of their own, small cattle farmers in Santa Rosa occupied state-owned land on the banks of the Tebicuary River to use for pasture.
Written for LAB by William Costa 'We were very happy when we lived on the banks of the Paraná River. We had our houses, we had our animals and our mint crops, which we sold on the Brazilian side of the river', says Carmen Martínez. With notable melancholy, the 84-year-old says that she does...
BBQs across Europe are fuelling one of the world’s most pressing environmental crises, the rampant destruction of the Gran Chaco in South America. An investigation by the London-based NGO Earthsight, published today in the report “Choice Cuts”, reveals the role of a senior government minister in Paraguay in unsustainably exploiting the fragile forests of the Chaco to supply supermarket chains...
We work in culture and academic education in different fields, linking universities and social organizations of Paraguay with regional similar actors. We also support art initiatives by scholarships mainly for young artists. Contact details: Contact: Marcelo Decoud, Executive Director e-mail Address: medecoud@gmail.com Phone: +54 11 49827760 Website: www.paraguaycultura.org Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParaguayCultura Skype Name: m.decoud
The Brazilian government has unexpectedly cancelled the large São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric dam yet, as a timely new study makes clear, immense social and environmental challenges still loom for the Tapajós river valley,
A leading rural workers' rights activist speaks out about the steady concentration of land and political power and the ethnocide of rural peoples.
Herself weighing only 34 kilos, she is pregnant after being raped by her stepfather. The church, law and the government say she cannot have an abortion. Paraguay is divided.
US Ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, Robert White, who has died aged 88, was sacked by the Reagan administration.

Paraguay – storms ahead

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President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.

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