Troops sent to Ñacunday, Paraguay to evict squatters

Posted on July 13, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Conflicts, Paraguay, Police/Military Activity

The National Paraguayan Police announced today that they are sending 4,000 officers to the Ñacunday area in response to conflicts and protests that have arisen in the area between farmers and peasants on their land, according to The farmers began a demonstration yesterday using armored farm equipment after discovering that the government had suspended eviction notices for the squatters. 120 peaceful farmers participated in the protest after waiting 81 days for some sort of government action. The demonstration prompted officials to sign the eviction order and send officers to help move people off the private land. Fifty officers have already been stationed in Ñacunday to ensure the safety of the soybean crops.
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