Devastating flooding causes mayhem to thousands in Paraguay | Earth Changing Extremities

“The cresting of the Paraguay River is driving out of their homes the most vulnerable inhabitants of Asuncion, rural immigrants who for decades have been settling on the banks of the city’s often dry riverbeds in search of a better life in the capital.”

And…

“Over the past 10 years, some 900,000 people have had to leave the countryside and move into poor dwellings in the capital due to the expansion of the vast corn and soybean plantations, highly mechanized and with little need for field hands, according to the National Farmworkers Federation, which is campaigning for agrarian reform.”

via Devastating flooding causes mayhem to thousands in Paraguay | Earth Changing Extremities.

 

Another article of interest out of Paraguay…

Former President George H.W. Bush’s Family Bought 300,000 Acres on South America’s and World’s Largest Aquifer, Acuifero Guaraní

In my 2008 article, I overlooked the astonishingly large land purchases (298,840 acres, to be exact) by the Bush family in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, while on a trip to Paraguay for the United Nation’s children’s group UNICEF, Jenna Bush (daughter of former President George W. Bush and granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush) reportedly bought 98,840 acres of land in Chaco, Paraguay, near the Triple Frontier (Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay). This land is said to be near the 200,000 acres purchased by her grandfather, George H.W. Bush, in 2005.

via climatesoscanada.org – Profiting from Your Thirst as Global Elite Rush to Control Water Worldwide

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , ,

One thought on “Devastating flooding causes mayhem to thousands in Paraguay | Earth Changing Extremities

  1. […] more interesting things can be read about Paraguay in a post I put up a while […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: