Monday, December 6, 2021
Vast tracts of land are being taken over by powerful investors, many of them from Latin America. Such is the pace, says development expert, Cristobal Kay, that the continent is being transformed before our eyes.
The UK's six largest supermarkets have quietly decided to allow more GM soya into the food chain, despite horrific evidence of the impact of the GM soya boom in Argentina.
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...
US Ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, Robert White, who has died aged 88, was sacked by the Reagan administration.


A small guerrilla group in Paraguay has become a headache for the government. Nick Caistor, from LAB, looks at the return of 'foquismo'. Nick Caistor, from LAB, reports
The author says hopes that the Paraguayan President would implement reforms are fading fast
The Chaco region is under imminent threat of total deforestation
The Brazilian NGO, Publica, has published a special report, which for the first time gives the peasants' version of what happened in the massacre that led to the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo earlier this year.

Paraguay – storms ahead

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.
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 not know how to begin talking...

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