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Paraguay to restore Indigenous community’s ancestral lands

29 September 2011 After many years of campaigning, an Indigenous community in Paraguay is closer to moving back to their traditional lands. An agreement signed by Paraguayan authorities, local companies and Sawhoyamaxa indigenous community leaders presents a key opportunity for the community to finally return to their ancestral lands, a lawyer for the Sawhoyamaxa has told Amnesty International. Under the agreement signed this month, a government agency is due to buy a 14,404-hectare plot from two businesses based in Puerto Colón, near Concepción in Paraguay’s central President Hayes region,…

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