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Reading: State Politics, Market Economy, and Community Rights and Duties in Rural Paraguay

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State Politics, Market Economy, and Community Rights and Duties in Rural Paraguay

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Christina Turner

Virginia Commonwealth University
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In the national Paraguayan land registry, Ñu Pyajhu Guazú, Caazapá appears to be a community of “middle” peasants (titles are listed for landholdings from 20 to 50 hectares), and it is reported as such in the available censuses. In the community itself, the population consists of 46 registered land owners or occupants with land tenure status and 60 families without land. Since the late 1970s, land available for “squatters” has become scarce both locally and in the larger eastern frontier zone adjacent to the Brazilian border. Consequently, land has become valuable and a new importance has become attached to obtaining title for land that previously was occupied with “rights to title”.

How to Cite: Turner, C., (2007). State Politics, Market Economy, and Community Rights and Duties in Rural Paraguay. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 13(1), pp.63–80. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/13
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Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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