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Paraguay Landless and Brazilians Clash

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

ÑACUNDAY, PARAGUAY – Tensions have reached boiling point in a landownership dispute between landless Paraguayans and Brazilian-born farmers, known locally as “Brasiguayos”, who operate farmland in the agricultural community of Ñacunday in the Alto Paraná department of eastern Paraguay. Those seeking the "foreign" farmers' eviction believe the land is being illegally occupied and should be redistributed to locals.

The group of landless Paraguayans, the self-styled “Сarperos” ("tent-dwellers"), say that documentation which claims the Brazilian-born farmers own the land is false, despite them having long settled in the region.

The protests started . . .

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