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Trucks, lack of water and little food: Indigenous community struggles to survive by the side of a road in Paraguay

Headline Title:  Paraguay Indigenous community struggles to survive by the side of a road 17 December 2012 Gladys Benitez can hardly remember what her old home looked like, even though she lives just a few yards from it. Because for more than two decades, Gladys, along with her three children and another more than 90 families from the indigenous community of Sawhoyamaxa, from the ethnic group Exnet, has been forced to live in a settlement by the side of a busy highway, as they fight to recover their nearby ancestral lands.   She lives in a flimsy wooden house set up in a…

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