Tierra Guarani


April 2013

Mexican wind farms generate conflict

The Pacific coast of the isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is an ideal place for a wind farm. But the projects put in place by the Mexican government, with the support of the World Bank, are... Continue Reading →

The land problem in Paraguay: an unsolvable issue?

The land issue is at the core of many social problems in Paraguay, with the government of President Lugo facing intense criticism over its poor handling of the land conflict in Ñacunday, located in the south-eastern region of Alto Paraná.... Continue Reading →

Paraguay’s Silent War

Geronimo Arevalos never intended to be a peasant leader in the struggle to stop soya taking over his country. He was not brought up in the countryside but, when he was young, he fell in love, had a child and... Continue Reading →

Paraguay: Girls in the forest – unleashing young girl’s potential

Palmira Paola Mereles is a 17 year old girl from the small, rural community of Ybyra Robana in Cannindeyu, a region in the north of Paraguay. For Paola and many girls from her impoverished community, the chances of getting a... Continue Reading →

Fundacion Paraguaya: Committed to Improving the Life of Women in Paraguay

Fundacion Paraguaya (FP), the first microfinance programme and development NGO in Paraguay, was founded in 1985 by a group of visionary businessmen and professionals committed to the cause of development and economic growth, at a time when social work was extremely... Continue Reading →

Fundacion Esperanza: Bringing Hope to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The Dominican Republic is the second largest economy in the Caribbean and remains one of the fastest growing in the region, yet, despite the country's remarkable recovery after the global recession, 42.4% of their population still live in poverty. It... Continue Reading →

Central America: Creating better opportunities for women in the workforce

While labour markets have improved considerably in Central America in the past decade, women in the region suffered disproportionally from the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008. According to UNIFEM, about half a million people lost their jobs during... Continue Reading →

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