October 20, 2015

Paraguay: Protect the Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples (UA 236/15)




The Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples living in Cuyabia, Boquerón department, western Paraguay have reported feeling threatened by the presence of private, heavily-armed security guards. The security guards were hired by the owner with whom the Cuyabia community is having a land dispute. They are waiting for their land titles to be regularized.
1) Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to immediately investigate the threatening incidents that took place on 11 August;
  • Urging them to take measures to protect the Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples from further attacks, in accordance with their wishes;
  • Calling on them to ensure that the Ayoreo Atetadiegosode land titles are regularized, and that the deforestation in their territory is immediately stopped.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 236/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.