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Paraguay: 17 killed in violent land dispute

June 16, 2012 • World News


A police officer wounded in a land dispute is helped from a plane after arriving at the airport in Asuncion, Paraguay, from Curuguaty, Friday, June 15, 2012. Paraguay deployed its army on Friday to resolve the violent land dispute in Curuguaty, a remote northern forest reserve, where 17 people have been killed in gun battles between police and landless farmers when police were trying to evict about 150 farmers from the reserve, which is part of a huge estate owned by a Colorado Party politician opposed to leftist President Fernando Lugo. (AP Photo)

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay deployed its army Friday to resolve a violent land dispute in a remote northern forest reserve after 17 people were killed in gunbattles between police and landless farmers.

The clash prompted President Fernando Lugo to accept the resignations of his interior minister and his Login to read more

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