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Paraguay’s Bitter Harvest: Multinational Corporations Reap Benefits from Coup Government

The new Paraguayan government, which came to power through a coup, has a strategy to open up the country to multinational corporate exploitation.

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As Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano said in an  interview regarding the coup in Paraguay, the Lugo government tried “to bring about changes that were aimed at making the country more independent and just, but this was an unpardonable sin for the power brokers.”

Benjamin Dangl is the author of Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America, and The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia. Dangl is currently a doctoral candidate in Latin American History at McGill University, and edits, a website on activism and politics in Latin America, and, a progressive perspective on world events. Email: BenDangl(at)gmail(dot)com.