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A woman from the indigenous Maca ethnic group during a celebration on American Indigenous International Day, Asuncion, Paraguay, April 19, 2011 (AP photo by Jorge Saenz).

Paraguay Recognizes Indigenous Rights but Ignores Laws That Defend Them

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the legal status and socio-economic conditions of indigenous peoples in a range of countries.

Last month, police forcibly evicted a group of indigenous Ava Guarani people from their native land in eastern Paraguay, demolishing houses, schools, places of worship and crops. In an email interview, René Harder Horst, a history professor at Appalachian State University, discusses indigenous rights in Paraguay. ...

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