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Weekly Report - 07 October 2021 (WR-21-40)

Controversy rages over land seizures in Paraguay

Nearly 20 Paraguayan indigenous organisations have convened a protest demonstration in the capital Asunción for 12 October, to demand recognition of their land and cultural rights. Together with other groups representing rural workers, they have been campaigning against new legislation, signed by President Mario Abdo Benítez on 30 September, which raises the penalties for land seizures to 10 years.

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