Mobilisation and repression in San Pedro province
* Criminalisation of campesino movement in district of Lima During october 2008, in the Paraguayan community Yvypé 5 leaders received orders of arrest, 2 of them got been arrested in one week time. It is presumed that the local soy lobby with support of the major of Lima in this way are trying to fracture the local movement that is opposing soy cultivation in the area. This clip shows not only interviews with local campesino leader, council member and teacher Elvio Romero of the community Yvypé but also the 11 detained campesinos of the San Vicente eviction which were all detained in the prison of San Pedro.
*(in Spanish) October 28th: eviction of land occupation in calle San Marco, district of San Vicente (San Pedro).
*(in Spanish) Land struggle in Nueva Germania, San Pedro.
Landless and small farmers, united in the ‘Coordinadora Distrital Sin Tierra de Nueva Germania’ struggle to obtain a stretch of land in the community of Oñondivepá, and prevent it to be deforested and turned into a soy desert. Eight years of struggle now seem to become successful. See the video (part one and two) here
*(in Spanish)Testimonies on repression and violence around Tacuati, San Pedro
Following the burning down of a police post in Tacuatí, San Pedro, Paraguay, on 31st December, a large military and police force was sent to the region. This has led to great fear among the population, a number of small farmers killed, shot at, or abused in several forms. Here you find the link to two video´s containing testimonies of victims of crimes committed by the army and police forces now stationed in San Pedro.
*(in Spanish) Land occupation in the community of Yvype. October 2008 counted with many land occupations in Paraguay, reflecting the intense land conflicts between campesino communities and soy farmers. The province of San Pedro, in which Yvype is located, is one of the areas most affected by soy expansion.
* (in Spanish) Nicolas from Jejui on the campesino struggle in San Pedro
An inhabitant of Jejui, in Paraguay's province San Pedro analyses clearly the problems campesinos are facing in San Pedro, Paraguay (in Spanish).