Paraguay: peasant leader murdered

Posted on December 3, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Paraguay, Politics

Gunmen murdered one of the last surviving leaders of a peasant movement in Paraguay whose land dispute with a politician prompted the end of Fernando Lugo’s presidency in June. Vidal Vega, 48, was hit four times by bullets from a 12-gauge shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver fired by two unidentified men who sped away on a motorcycle, according to an official report. Read Article

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