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Paraguay: Land dispute victory for displaced indigenous community

Headline Title:  Paraguay: Land dispute victory for displaced indigenous community 03 February 2012 A land deal finalized this week between Paraguayan authorities and a land owner in the country’s central region will allow a long-displaced indigenous community to rebuild in safety and dignity, Amnesty International said today. For almost two decades, the Yakye Axa indigenous community have fought a legal battle to return to their ancestral lands while around 90 families were forced to live in destitute conditions alongside a nearby highway. Years ago, private landowners moved in and…

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