Refugees of the Agro-export model

[img_assist|nid=168|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=106|height=150]Refugees of the Agro-export model is a publication resulting from an extensive field research brought about in 2006 in Paraguayan campesino communities surrounded by soy monocultures. This interdisciplinary study shows a dynamic of empoverishment and degeneration of the ways of life of rural families which causes rural expulsion and migration to cities. The investigation was done in communities in different parts in the country and in the outskirts of the cities Asunción, Ciudad del Este and Caaguazú with the objective to compare living conditions before and after migration.

This investigation of Base Social Investigation was brought forth by a multidisciplinary and international group of researchers, under the direction of sociologist Tomás Palau. Refugees of the Agro-export model is of indespencible reading to be able to understand the current national and international economic situation. It is a reference for the academic and political world which is currently intensively promoting the production of agrofuels.

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