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Farm Worker Takes Part In Demonstration Held To Wind Up Two-Day Nationwide Protest In Asuncion

Date: 18-Dec-08
Country: PARAGUAY
Author: Jorge Adorno

A farm worker takes part in a demonstration held to wind up a two-day nationwide protest to pressure the government for more security for farmers' jobs and property, in front of the National Congress building in Asuncion December 16, 2008.

Farmers in 10 of Paraguay's 17 provinces ended a two-day protest as a rural crisis deepens with the illegal occupation of large farms by peasants demanding their own land for subsistence farming.


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