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What really happened in Curuguaty?

What happened in Curuguaty? That’s the question that has been lingering in the minds of many Paraguayans after the controversial death of Vidal Vega, the peasant leader who was a key witness to the investigations of the Curuguaty massacre. Vidal... Continue Reading →

The Seeds of Discord

In a controversial move seen by many as proof that Monsanto meddled in Paraguay’s domestic affairs, the Franco government has approved the cultivation of genetically modified corn and cotton. On August 6, Paraguay’s Health and Social Welfare Ministry’s sanctioned the... Continue Reading →

Paraguay’s Political Crisis

In a surprisingly fast sequence of events, Paraguay’s Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from power pushing the country into the most serious political crisis of the last decade. While Mr. Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, accepted the results... 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 →

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