Benjamin Dangl

Benjamin Dangl is the founder of Upside Down, an online journal covering activism in Latin America, and the editor of Toward Freedom. He is the author of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia and has recently published a new book, Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America.

Paraguay - Tekojoja’s Resistance

The small farming community of Tekojoja has been on the front line of this struggle for years. Its history and struggle is representative of countless other farming communities in the Paraguayan countryside. Paraguayan campesino removes soy The community of Tekojoja is home of the Popular Agrarian Movement (MAP) of Paraguay. It is a place that has faced enormous repression from the soy... Continue Reading

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A Coup Over Land: The Resource War Behind Paraguay’s Crisis

How the struggle for land in Paraguay dominates the political events as well as the political agenda in the country. Each bullet hole on the downtown Asunción, Paraguay light posts tells a story. Some of them are from civil wars decades ago, some from successful and unsuccessful coups, others from police crackdowns. The size of the hole, the angle of the ricochet, all tell of an escape, a... Continue Reading

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