Places Archives: South America » Paraguay

Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging

Featured image: There have been confrontations between the Ayoreo and the Paraguayan authorities in recent years, as the tribe have protested against the theft and destruction of their land.© GAT/ Survival      by Survival International Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to … Continue reading Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging

Paraguay: Government defies order to protect uncontacted tribe

Featured image: Members of the Paraguayan Ayoreo-Totobiegosode group on the day they were contacted for the first time, in 2004. © GAT/Survival      by Survival International The Paraguayan government has failed to act to protect a group of uncontacted tribal people, despite having been ordered to do so in February of this year. Six months ago … Continue reading Paraguay: Government defies order to protect uncontacted tribe

Survival International: The Ayoreo

By Survival International Of the several different sub-groups of Ayoreo, the most isolated are the Totobiegosode (‘people from the place of the wild pigs’).  Since 1969 many have been forced out of the forest, but some still avoid all contact with outsiders.  Their first sustained contact with white people came in the 1940s and 1950s, … Continue reading Survival International: The Ayoreo

Death Threats and Detention in Paraguay

NEW REPORT DOCUMENTS CHALLENGES OF DEFENDING INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS IN THE PARAGUAYAN CHACO By Fionuala Cregan / Intercontinental Cry Featured image: Members of the the Ayoreo community of Cuyabia. Photo: Iniciativa Amotocodie “We don’t care if our struggle involves going to prison or even dying. Our struggle is about justice because the land is ours and our … Continue reading Death Threats and Detention in Paraguay

Territories of Life: A Free Video Toolkit for Indigenous Peoples About Land and Rights

By Intercontinental Cry Territories of Life is a video toolkit with a purpose. It’s aim: to bring stories of resistance, resilience and hope to indigenous communities on the frontline of the global rush for land. Produced by our friends at LifeMosaic, a non-profit based in Scotland, the Territories of Life toolkit consists of ten stories that … Continue reading Territories of Life: A Free Video Toolkit for Indigenous Peoples About Land and Rights

Sawhoyamaxa organizing to reclaim territory in Paraguay, stolen 20 years ago by cattle ranchers

By Natalia Ruiz Diaz / Upside Down World The Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community in Paraguay have spent over 20 years fighting to get back their land, which they were pushed off by cattle ranchers. They started the new year by collecting signatures to press Congress to pass a bill that would expropriate their ancestral territory from … Continue reading Sawhoyamaxa organizing to reclaim territory in Paraguay, stolen 20 years ago by cattle ranchers

Mining corporation making fast friends with right-wing coup regime in Paraguay

By Dawn Paley / Vancouver Media Co-op Paraguay’s major newspaper is reporting today that the government of Paraguay–which came to power after a coup on June 22–has agreed to resume negotiations with Montreal-based Rio Tinto Alcan for a $4 billion aluminum plant. The announcement follows a coup that led to the deposition of President Fernando Lugo, … Continue reading Mining corporation making fast friends with right-wing coup regime in Paraguay

Corporate soy production in Paraguay killing land, dispossessing indigenous

By Ignacio Cirio / Translated by Jim Rudolf Eight million hectares, half the surface area of Uruguay: That is the combined area that the government of Fernando Lugo is hoping to investigate, to determine if the lands are “ill-gotten,” whose title deeds could be forged or faked or simply seized from the times of the … Continue reading Corporate soy production in Paraguay killing land, dispossessing indigenous