Between Utopia and Reality: insecurity in Indigenous and Mennonite Communities in and around the City of Filadelfia, Boqueron, Paraguay

Autores/as

  • Carlos Aníbal Peris Castiglioni Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay

Palabras clave:

Vulnerability, Violence, Abuse at Work, Mennonites, Indigenous Groups, Drug Trafficking

Resumen

How can the social transformations of present-day Filadelfia, Boquerón, Paraguay be studied? In this article, new dynamics that show insecurity in Mennonite and indigenous communities are described. Qualitative interviews were carried out. Fourteen representatives were interviewed on: a) The main incidents that demonstrate vulnerability and, b) the identification of the aggressors as the Settlers. The reports provided by indigenous persons show that actions that are legal can still constitute a nightmare when exploitation and conditions of vulnerability are added. Regarding the Mennonite Settlers, they say that their youngmen in their desire to break the rules, consume, sell and introduce illicit drugs to their communities. Regarding the incidents of violence against women, those who force or abuse female members of the congregation are their fathers, brothers, uncles and grandfathers.

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2021-07-29

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Peris Castiglioni, C. A. . (2021). Between Utopia and Reality: insecurity in Indigenous and Mennonite Communities in and around the City of Filadelfia, Boqueron, Paraguay. Ñemitỹrã, 3(1), 179–189. Recuperado a partir de https://revistascientificas.una.py/index.php/nemityra/article/view/1575