Paraguay: community radio bombed

Early on Aug. 2, unidentified individuals broke into and used homemade explosives to set fire to the Quebracho Poty community radio station at the San Ramon Nonato parish in Puerto Casado, Paraguay. No one was hurt, but the attack left virtually the entire station destroyed. Some people believe the attack may have been carried out by employees of the Victoria company, owned by the World Unification Church of Korean businessperson Sun Myung Moon. The radio station has been backing local residents in a demand that Paraguay’s Congress expropriate and redistribute among local residents some 52,000 hectares of land bought by the Victoria company in 2001. (International Freedom of Expression Exchange [IFEX], Aug. 9)

From Weekly News Update on the Americas, Aug. 14

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