World Rainforest Movement

Stolen Land Reclaimed in Argentina

The organization, Independent Producers of Piray, in Argentina, organized to stop the Alto Paraná company and the monoculture of pine trees. The Alto Paraná company was acquired in 1996 by multinational pulp company, Arauco. The peasant women and men resisted and achieved something rarely seen: expropriation of lands from the multinational company. The organization also produces food for food sovereignty. Read the article in Tierra Viva, the novel news service agency focused on the peasant and indigenous sectors in Argentina (in Spanish).