Honduras : arrested leader of the Central Nacional de trabajadores del Campo - CNTC

This July 26th at 12:30 pm, the peasant leader Magdalena Morales Canales, 50 years old, was detained in Progreso Yoro, while she was in the office of the peasant organization where she works. Several people, agents of the General Headquarters of Criminal Investigation (DGIC), arrived in a vehicle, and said she was arrested because she had a warrant pending.

Immediately Magdalena was taken directly to jail, and she is now held as a criminal, because according to them, she was arrested for damages against the Azucarera del Norte S.A (AZUNOSA).

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CLOC Via Campesina Central America denounces the increase in murders and persecution for defending life

Delegates of the CLOC Via Campesina Central America together with representatives of Guatemalan communities that suffer from persecution and intimidation for the defense of land and territory, made known, the increase of criminalization of the peasant and indigenous struggle for defending life.

The representatives of the Central American commission made known that the countries where there is increase in murder, imprisonment, persecution, and intimidation towards peasant and indigenous leaders for defending life are Honduras, Panama y Guatemala.

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Paraguay: support to the victims of the Marina Kue slaughter

b_350_0_16777215_00_images_stories_humanrights_2013-08-28_agronegocioparaguay.jpg(Asuncion, July 15th, 2013). The international delegation of the Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo (CLOC) and La Vía Campesina present our entire support to the victims of Marine Kue; survivors, families and those who have been deprived of their liberty or suffer an imputation from the framework of the fiscal investigation.

We adhereto the requests made by the Committee of Relatives of Victims of the Marina Kue Slaughter, the Comision Sin Tierras of Marina Kue, the Articulacion Curuguaty and CLOC-Via Campesina Paraguay, in terms of:

-The immediate release of all political prisoners

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Paraguay: More repression in Curuguaty

2013-08 curu.jpgYesterday, during the morning of July 30th, 2,000 acres of Marina Kue were occupied again by a hundred farmers, demanding that the state give the land as part of land reform. They are located in the district of Yby Pytá, department of Canindeyú. This territory was protagonist of the Slaughter of Curuguaty, where 11 farmers and 6 policemen were killed in June 2012, and led a week later to an institutional coup against Fernando Lugo. In addition, they demand that charges be dropped and the peasants detained be release due to the clashes in Curuguaty.

There are about 200 police officers on site, including elite troops, under the direction of the zonal police chief, Atilio Ferreira, and representatives of the Paraguayan justice, but without any order or court document.

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