Peasant struggles that remain valid in Latin America

The murder of 19 peasants in the state of Pará, Brazil, belonging to the Movement of Rural Landless Workers, on April 17, 1996 by members of the military police of the South American nation, was detonated in the declaration of the International Day of the Peasant Struggle, as a date for the vindication of their cause.

Peasant struggles remain valid in Latin America
Peasant struggles remain valid in Latin America
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Colombia: The social issues

The indigenous people of the Cauca region, located in the southwest of this Colombian area, have been raising their voices in protest for the rights that the current Neo-Granadian president, Iván Duque, is committed to throwing by land, in flagrant violation of the agreements agreed by This peasant group with previous governments.

Military actions and abuses of power have encircled and severed the jurisprudence of the peasant peoples who have lived in Colombia, however, these people have not left aside the struggle they define as historic, given their legitimate access to land and agricultural activity there it has been done for years.

Mexico: Battle for the survival of the indigenous language

In 1810 at least 65 percent of the Mexican population spoke an indigenous language of the Aztec region, today less than 6.5 percent of Mexicans dominate some language of the peasant community in that North American country.

That is why various rural communities have been campaigning to make this reality a turning point and the Mexican government endeavors to formalize and rescue indigenous languages ​​that have perished over the years and the neglect of their administrations.

Brazil: The fight against Bolsonaro

Since the arrival to power of the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, there have been many complaints and denunciations that the peasant sector of that country has suffered. At least 100 days have passed to the detriment of the rights of the so-called descendants of the first Brazilian settlers.

These citizens have been targets of attacks with the intention of exterminating them in order to achieve their lands and make their struggle and their heritage invisible.

Chile: The Mapuche Stampede

Many are the social and peasant leaders of the Mapuche community who have been imprisoned with the firm intention of silencing their struggle and discrediting the legitimacy of their claims, a protest that demands the return of ancestral lands.

The Mapuches who live on Chilean soil lose in a dizzying way the recognition of the current Government, who instead of legitimizing their rights, has made great efforts to silence them through police and judicial intimidation.

Argentina: Territory without property laws

One of the most recurrent complaints in Argentina refers to the claim for land titles by those who work in the field without any endorsement or guarantee of economic stability for the production of their agricultural work.

Since Mauricio Macri took office, he has submerged the nation of Buenos Aires in one of the deepest crises in its history, which has directly affected the rural community and its income.

via Telesur

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