Paraguay: The Paraguayan Indigenous Institute Acquires Land For Communities Of Concepción And Caazapá

 

Translated from Spanish, Original Below

 

The Paraguayan Indigenous Institute, INDI, on the morning of today has finalized the purchase of the property located in the estate 3667, padrón 4096 in the District of San Juan Nepomuceno, Caazapá Department, an extension of 643 acres, 1,442 square meters and 7700cm2, whose investment in the State amounts to GS 4.180.437.300 (four hundred eighty million four hundred thirty and seven thousand 1,300 Guarani). The territory will be awarded to the Mbya Guarani communities "Candiakue/Vyarenda and Ka´amindy"

 

This purchase responds to the policy of relocation of communities; that for reasons unrelated to INDI and indigenous people; the institution at the request of them are forced to search for alternative land. This transfer will benefit 52 nuclear families, which add up to 200 people, according to the verification of censuses and queries executed in the two communities during the procedures for the acquisition of the property.

 

Leaders Diosnel Mendoza and Emiliano Fernández of the Candiakue/Vyarenda and Ka´amindy communities are satisfied, and expressed their desire to take root in the lands that are now theirs, and for this purpose the INDI will start in February development micro-projects, which are intended to provide support to create the conditions within indigenous communities for promoting good living members.

 

It is important to inform that the INDI in addition to this purchase; yesterday, nonplussed another transaction, on this occasion of the finca 266, padrón 756 in the District of Concepción of the Department of Concepción; in favour of indigenous communities "Vy´arenda and Takuarendiju", the ethnic groups Mbyá Guaraní and Pa´i Tavyterá respectively.

 

More than 20 families in the indigenous community Mbya Guarani "Vy´arenda", with law No. 388/97, as well as some 22 families in the indigenous community Pa´i Tavyterá "Takuarendiju", with law No.346/07 claim their territory; both communities share a consensus the property of 1.658 hectares; 8016 square meters, with a total cost of GS 6.635.206.400. (Six thousand six hundred thirty and five million two hundred six thousand 400 Guarani).

 

"This is the end of a struggle for the comfort and security of our children, our ancestors already lived in this place since 1947, time in which the community was called Tapy´i in this place we already have our memories and roots" express Isidro Fernandez, leader of the "Vy´arenda" community to provide it with the news of the completion of the purchase of the land.

 

Source: INDI External link

 

Spanish Original

 

El INDI adquiere tierras para comunidades de Concepción y Caazapá

 

El Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena, INDI, en la mañana de hoy ha concretado la compra del inmueble situado en la finca 3667, padrón 4096 del distrito de San Juan Nepomuceno, Departamento de Caazapá, de una extensión de 643 hectáreas, 1.442 metros2 y 7700cm2, cuya inversión del estado asciende a Gs. 4.180.437.300 (Guaraníes cuatro mil ciento ochenta millones cuatrocientos treinta y siete mil trescientos). El territorio será otorgado a las comunidades Mbya Guarani “Candiakue/Vyarenda y Ka´amindy”

 

Esta compra responde a la política de reubicación de las comunidades; que por razones ajenas al INDI y a los indígenas; la institución a pedido de las mismas se ve obligada a la búsqueda de tierras alternativas. Esta transferencia, beneficiará a 52 familias nucleares, que suman 200 personas, según la verificación de los censos y consultas ejecutadas en las dos comunidades durante la tramitación para la adquisición del inmueble.

 

Los lideres Diosnel Mendoza y Emiliano Fernández de las comunidades Candiakue/Vyarenda y Ka´amindy se notaron satisfechos, y expresaron sus ganas arraigarse en las tierras que ahora son suyas, y con este propósito el INDI iniciara desde el mes de febrero microproyectos de desarrollo, los mismos tienen por objeto brindar un apoyo para generar las condiciones dentro de las comunidades indígenas propiciando el buen vivir de sus miembros.

 

Es importante informar que el INDI además de esta compra; el día de ayer, finiquitó otra transacción, en esta ocasión de la finca 266, padrón 756 en el Distrito de Concepción del Departamento de Concepción; a favor de las Comunidades Indígenas “Vy´arenda y Takuarendiju”, de las Etnias Mbyá Guarani y Pa´i Tavytera respectivamente.

 

Más de 20 familias de la comunidad indígena Mbya guaraní “Vy´arenda”, con Personería Jurídica No. 388/97, así como unas 22 familias de la comunidad indígena Pa´i Tavytera “Takuarendiju”, con Personería Jurídica No.346/07 aseguran su territorio; ambas comunidades compartirán de forma consensuada el inmueble de una extensión de 1.658 hectáreas; 8016 metros2, con un costo total de Gs. 6.635.206.400. (Guaraníes seis mil seiscientos treinta y cinco millones doscientos seis mil cuatrocientos).

 

“Esto es el fin de una lucha por la comodidad y seguridad de nuestros hijos, nuestros abuelos ya vivieron en este lugar desde 1947, época en la que la comunidad era llamada Tapy´i en este lugar nosotros ya tenemos nuestros recuerdos y raíces” expreso Isidro Fernández, líder de la Comunidad “Vy´arenda” al dársele la noticia de la finalización de la compra del terreno.



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