Wednesday, October 05, 2011

THE GUARANI

A Guarani - Website for this image

The Guaraní people live in the area where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay converge.

Much of what was originally Guaraní territory has been destroyed, or is threatened, by large-scale soy and sugar cane production and various other forms of commercial farming.

Silent Genocide...
Guarani - Photo by carf

According to Survival International:

In 1983, Marçal de Souza Tupã-y, renowned Guarani advocate of indigenous rights, was shot dead at his home by gunmen reportedly linked to a local rancher.

In 2001, the young Guarani Kaiowá Samuel Martin was killed by gunmen during the reoccupation of his community of Ka’a Jari in Coronel Sapucaia municipality.

On 13th January 2003, the internationally renowned Guarani Kaiowá leader, Marcos Verón, was beaten to death by gunmen working for a local rancher, in front of family members after he led his community’s reoccupation to Takuara in Juti municipality.

The Pied Piper of Krukutu...
Guarani by carf

On 24th December 2005, nine days after the eviction of Guarani from Nanderu Marangatu, 39 year-old Guarani activist Dorvalino Rocha was shot and killed by a private security guard employed by ranchers.

Following the attempted reoccupation of their land by the community of Kurusu Mba in 2007, community leader Kuretê Lopes was assassinated. Ortiz Lopes and Osvaldo Lopes, also leaders of the community, were assassinated on 8th June 2007 and 30th May 2009 respectively.

Nobody has been tried or convicted for these killings...



The day after their return to their ancestral land of Ypo’i on 29th October 2009, a group of Guarani was attacked by gunmen.

Ten days later the body of Genivaldo Verá, a member of the group, was found dead and bruised in a nearby river.

At the time of writing, a second Guarani man, Rolindo Verá, is still missing and it is feared that he too has been killed.

On 25th November 2009, the approximately 250 Guarani Kaiowá who had returned to their ancestral land of Kurusu Mba, were attacked by ranchers who approached the community in ten trucks and fired gunshots.

The body of Osmair Martins Ximenes, a teenager of Kurusu Mba, was found beaten up on 16th December. It is suspected that his killing is directly related to the community’s recent return to their land.

Mbya Guarani Children in Ytu
Guarani kids - by banana_travels

Twelfth Bough has reported on the area where the Guarani live (problems):

"The Guarani Aquifer, the planet's largest supply of fresh drinking water, is adjacent to the Chaco and directly under the Tri-Border Area. (Guarani Aquifer)...

"In Brazil the FBI investigated some North Americans going down to the Amazon on ecotourism fishing trips, and taking on young girls as sex slaves, and doing this every year.

"Paraguay has a huge human trafficking problem and a hardened group of sex tourists. See: the Bangkok of Latin America

"People known to have purchased large tracts of land in the Chaco include George Bush, Sun Myung Moon, and Maurice Strong...

"Moon's land sits atop the Guarani Aquifer, the Earth's largest resource of fresh drinking water, and also happens to be an "enormously strategic point in both the narcotics and arms trades," according to Paraguay's drug czar from 1976-89.

"The available intelligence clearly shows that the Moon sect is involved in both these enterprises."

Mbya Guarani boy with pet coati mundi.
Guarani boy by yryvu_py

Honduran Farmers Slaughtered In Name Of Global Warming

23 farmers in Honduras were slaughtered in cold blood by hired mercenaries as they tried to protect their land from being seized by a corporation who wanted to use the land to produce biofuels as part of a United Nations-accredited EU carbon trading scheme.

"Protests erupted in July when six international human rights advocacy groups presented a report to the EP detailing what they called murders and forced evictions of peasants in El Bajo Aguán Valley of northern Honduras," reports the New American.'

Many thanks to C for the information.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/10/03/bahraini-princess-accused-of-torturing-detainees/

C

Anonymous said...

"Honduran Farmers Slaughtered In Name Of Global Warming

23 farmers in Honduras were slaughtered in cold blood by hired mercenaries as they tried to protect their land from being seized by a corporation who wanted to use the land to produce biofuels as part of a United Nations-accredited EU carbon trading scheme.

“Protests erupted in July when six international human rights advocacy groups presented a report to the EP detailing what they called murders and forced evictions of peasants in El Bajo Aguán Valley of northern Honduras, ” reports the New American.'

C

Anonymous said...

Smth rotten about this case..

http://news.yahoo.com/baby-girl-feared-abducted-crib-kansas-city-024742398.html

C

Anon said...

Dear C

I have added your Honduras info.

Very many thanks.

- Aangirfan

A. Peasant said...

the Chaco and the Tri-Border Area are a popular hangout for spooks and death squads. the indigenous people of the area are in the way unless they are being trafficked or used as patsies.

Anon said...

Dear A. Peasant,

I've added links to your valuable info.

Very many thanks.

- Aangirfan

Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-dissident-colonel-takes-refuge-turkey-110048004.html

C

A. Peasant said...

many thanks Aan. we have been watching the TBA for some time.

nobody said...

Hey AP,

And Aang, I do hope you were following AP's deconstruction of the monkey business in that tri-border region. It was very good. She tied it together very nicely. Everything was happening there - drugs, weapons, al qaeda, people smuggling, body parts, all the while with the death cult celebrity a-list declaring it their favourite holiday destination.

Did you ever see LA Confidential? Pierce Patchett, Fleur di Lys - Whatever You Desire. The death cult piles in like pigs in shit. Ain't nowhere like the tri-border area.

Anonymous said...

@A. Peasant

Since you watch the TBA, what can you say about Ciudad del Este/Cidade do Este?

 
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