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Just Cause: Yvypyta, Red Earth

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"Just Cause", hosted by Colombian human rights advocate Piedad Córdoba, offers a series of documentaries on Latin American economic, political and social realities. Today's program, "Yvypyta, Red Earth", documents the struggles of landless Paraguayan peasant farmers and the Curuguaty massacre, in which a confrontation between peasants and police on June 15, 2012 left 17 dead. The ensuing media campaign against the peasant farmers resulted in a right-wing opposition parliamentary coup through impeachment proceedings against President Fernando Lugo. These events are key in understanding the country's political and social reality. teleSUR.