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Testimonios sobre represión y violencia en Tacuatí, San Pedro

Después de un incendio provocado en una comisaría de la policía en Tacuati, San Pedro, en Paraguay al dia 31 de diciembre, mandaron a una fuerza grande de militares y policía a esta región. Esto provocó un gran miedo entre la población, unos cuantos campesinos fueron asesinados, a otros dispararon o fueron maltratados en diferentes formas.
Abajo encuentras dos videos conteniendo testimonios de los víctimas de crímenes cometidos por el ejército y la policía que ahora están estacionados en San Pedro.

Support Paraguayan campesino organisations by sending faxes and/or emails!

Send faxes to governmental institutions in Paraguay to support the peasant farming organisations ASAGRAPA (Asociación de Agricultores del Alto Paraná) and MAP (Movimiento Agrario y Popular). Find a sample fax in attachment. Also here updates will be posted). Members of these organisations are facing death threats, accusations and violence since the start of the soy cultivation season this year.

Campesino Community Tekojoja under attack

PRESS RELEASE november 1st

The community of Tekojoja in Eastern Paraguay has once again found itself under attack, and the Movimiento Agrario y Popular (MAP), the peasant organization involved in the community, is publicly denouncing those responsible. Ever since the beginning of the 2007/08 soy harvest, this small community has suffered the effects of contamination and violence, and an increased disregard for the applicable environmental laws (specifically Law 123/91, Decree 2048/04 and Resolution 485/03).

Tekojoja is the same community that, between 2002 and 2005, was repeatedly attacked by police and soy farmers, who destroyed crops, burnt houses, arrested residents, and eventually killed two of them. The residents, with the help of the MAP, eventually won their case against the soy farmers in September 2006, but other farmers who have full title to land near the community, have continued to cultivate soy and to use pesticides irresponsibly around houses, roads, water sources and schools.

CONAMURI denounces violent eviction in Paraguay

On May 25 th CONAMURI, the National Coordination of indigenous and rural women denounced that on may 24th a violent eviction took place in the settlement Arsenio Báez, in central province of Caaguazu. During the eviction several people got arrested of which there is no news heard untill the moment.

The eviction was brought forth by district attorney Roberto Velásquez.

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