World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Paraguay's Nascent Occupy Movement Cut Short


Paraguay's Nascent Occupy Movement Cut Short by Political Crisis

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo faces impeachment after violence in the country's rural interior last Friday left 11 farmers and six policemen dead. The violence comes as a result of ongoing conflict between landless peasants and landed elites, an issue that Lugo has failed to properly address thus far in his administration. Underscoring recent developments is a political environment consistently muddied by rhetorical maneuvering and the rise of an Occupy-like social movement demanding reform. If successful, impeachment would mean tenuity for Paraguay's newfound two-party political system and recent democratic reform efforts.
This analysis was prepared by Gustavo Setrini, Guest Scholar and former Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.

For more detailed analysis, read...

Land Reform Issues Intensify as Paraguay Enters into a Political Crisis

The politicized response to the June 15 police-campesino clash in Curuguaty highlights the broken nature of Paraguayan governance, where the persistent fight for political power overshadows corrupt practices and demotes land tenure issues below the interests of landed elite. The Colorado Party-led push to impeach President Fernando Lugo represents a political coup that threatens the democratic legitimacy of the Paraguayan state while ignoring true social concerns that remain throughout Paraguay.

This analysis was prepared by Eric Stadius, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.

COHA in the Public Arena (June 16- June 22, 2012).
________________________________________

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Amnesty: Campaign Mass Hangings And Extermination At Syrian Prison

A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people ... More>>

Russian Hack Job?: White House - Actions In Response To Russian Malicious Cyber Activity & Harassment

President Obama authorized a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election in 2016. More>>


Israel/Palestine: Michael Field - Background To How Israel Nearly Went To War With New Zealand

New Zealand and Senegal managed to get the United Nations Security Council to pass resolution 2334 which said Israel’s settlements in Palestinian territory violate international law and undermine a two-state solution in Israel's conflict with Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

US Indigenous Affairs: How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land

I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that, as a Navajo, my story -- and our stories -- are part of our collective American history. Today, I want to share one of those stories with you. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: The Berlin Truck Attack And The Refugee Question

The hard-nosed neo-cons were certainly showing little interest in linking arguments, examining evidence, or even considering elementary logic in the aftermath of the Berlin truck attack near the Gedächtniskirche. With the bodies fresh in the morgue, former US ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, peered into the mind of the everyday German, and found teeth chattering fear. More>>

Demonetisation: Gordon Campbell On India’s Huge Socio-Economic Experiment

Without much coverage at all in the West, India has just been engaged for the past few weeks in one of the world’s biggest socio-economic experiments since the Cultural Revolution in China. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Death Of Fidel Castro

New Zealand likes to think we played our part – via the 1981 Springbok tour – in bringing the apartheid regime in South Africa to an end… Jacob Zuma treated the death of Fidel Castro at the weekend as an occasion to pay a heartfelt tribute to the thousands of Cuban soldiers who travelled across the world to inflict the first significant military defeat on the forces of white supremacy. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news