The peasants and indigenous communities of Paraguay face the concentration and foreignization of the land. A case study on the recent history of the departments of Alto Paraná and Canindeyú.

  • Fernando Romero Wimer
Keywords: Peasants; indigenous; Paraguay; foreignization; Alto Paraná; Canindeyú.


The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the situation of peasants
and native people’s communities affected by the concentration and
foreignization of land during the recent history of Paraguay. Specifically,
it is an investigation on the agrarian question in the departments of Alto
Paraná and Canindeyú, which serves to illustrate the general historical
process that the country is experiencing. We have oriented our methodological
strategy to qualitative and quantitative research. The study shows
how peasants and indigenous people are threatened with its existence
to slowly give rise to the predominance of wage relations and capitalist
accumulation in agriculture. Thus, there is a constant economic and extra-
economic pressure to the proletarianization of most of the peasantry
and native peoples.