The recent election of Horacio Cartes to the Presidential seat in Paraguay brings the Colorado Party back to power, after a 5 year hiatus. The hard-line party controlled the country for over half a century before losing power in 2008.

Cartes was elected despite heavy opposition from rural lobbies, on a continent often given a reputation for harsh policies concerning agrarians without financial assets.

In a time where we are advocating for North American (landless) farmers, it is important to keep in mind our neighbors to the south, and worldwide facing the same issues.

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