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Paraguay’s Congress approves law that stiffens penalties against land invasion

, Paraguay’s Congress approves law that stiffens penalties against land invasion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -Paraguay’s Chamber of Deputies has approved on Wednesday (29) a bill that raises the sentences for invasions of private property, as expected. It now passes to the Executive for enactment or veto.

The law, which passed with 49 votes in favor, specifically establishes that whoever “individually or in concert with other persons enters with violence or clandestinely into someone else’s property shall be punished with imprisonment of up to six years”

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Suppose the person occupies a private property to “install himself” or “causing patrimonial damage to the goods existing in the property of others”. In that case, the prison sentence is up to ten years.

Peasant and indigenous sectors, frequently pointed out as sectors that carry out these invasions in the interior of Paraguay and the areas of Asunción and Central, have mobilized since early morning against the regulation and have protested in the vicinity of the Paraguayan Congress.

According to information gathered by the newspaper ‘ABC Color’, many of these demonstrators have burned vehicles and motorcycles and have generated disturbances.

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