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Security & Strategic Review - November 2021

PARAGUAY: Land occupation bill sparks indigenous protests

Hundreds of indigenous people from across Paraguay congregated in the capital, Asunción, on 12 October to defend their rights and protest a newly sanctioned law which increases the punishments for occupying private land. The demonstration was a peaceful one, marked by the performance of traditional dances, in contrast with earlier protests against the bill which had turned violent.

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