Mario Abdo Benítez
Thousands of doctors, peasants, teachers and truckers stage protests in Paraguay

The unions associated with these diverse sectors are demanding compliance with different agreements reached with the far-right government of president Mario Abdo Benítez

Argentine organizations demand safe return of Lichita in Paraguay

14-year-old Carmen Elizabeth Oviedo Villalba, also known as Lichita, was illegally detained by the Joint Task Force (FTC) of the Paraguayan army on November 30, 2020, in the forest region of the Yby Yaú city. Lichita has disappeared since then

Several injured as Thai police crackdown on protesters and other stories

Today in the Daily Round-up we take a look at the police crackdown on protesters in Thailand, the plans presented by progressive candidate Andres Arauz during the presidential debate in Ecuador, the life and activism of the late Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi, and the ongoing anti-government protests in Paraguay

Protests continue in Paraguay demanding resignation of the president

Protests intensify across Paraguay to demand the resignation of the president and his cabinet over the deepenning public health, economic and social crisis

Paraguayans rise in rage against mishandling of COVID-19

In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we take a look at protests in Paraguay against the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive strike by bank employees in India and a protest by students in South Africa

Protests demanding resignation of Paraguayan president and his cabinet continue

Since March 5, thousands of Paraguayans have been mobilizing in different cities of the country in rejection of the national government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the deepening of economic crisis and social inequality

Mass protests in Paraguay demand the resignation of President Mario Abdo Benítez

Protesters expressed that the president has had an inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has intensified repressive actions in the past months

Paraguayan students and peasants demand greater budget for public education

The National Federation of Secondary Students denounced that Paraguay is one of the Latin American countries that invests the least in the education sector

Paraguayan healthcare professionals begin a 30-day-long strike

Healthcare professionals are demanding salary equalization, medical insurance and funds for the reopening of a research laboratory

Paraguayan professors demand just salaries

Most teachers and academic staff at the National University of Asunción have not been given a salary increase in 12 years

Thousand of Paraguayans take part in peasant march demanding land reform

The march was organized by the National Peasant Federation and also saw participation from left-leaning political parties and trade unions. Peasants condemned the government of Mario Abdo Benítez for its focus on the agro-export model and ignoring small producers

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