Rodrigo Vazquez: This Land is our Land

Tiny Hot Peppers

January 24, 2010

Filmmaker Rodrigo Vazquez spent his childhood summers on his father’s farm in Paraguay.

For his film, This Land is Our Land, he returned to Paraguay to see how the election of Bishop Fernando Lugo in April 2008 and his attempts to redress six decades of corruption, poverty and human rights abuses have impacted the country’s landless peasants.




from the archives:

Paraguay’s New President Fernando Lugo Ends 62 Years of Conservative Rule

Neoliberalism and the Dynamics of Capitalist Development in Latin America By James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer

The Bush Effect: U.S. Military Involvement in Latin America Rises, Development and Humanitarian Aid Fall by Frida Berrigan and Jonathan Wingo (2005)

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