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Published: 08 March 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385448-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8544-8
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373865-107
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7386-5
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By Kregg Hetherington
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...chapter two Killer Soy A t 7 a.m. on January 2, 2003, Petrona Villasboa de Talavera sent her eleven- year- old son Silvino out with his cousin to the local corner store. It was already very hot and a key point in the day when both domestic and agrarian work was being carried out in anticipation of...
Published: 13 August 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383956-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8395-6
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374954
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...chapter one The Accidental Monocrop O ne of the most curious historical characteristics of Paraguay s soy boom is how unplanned it was. Pedro Ciancio s lobbying on be-half of soy happened just as a massive international investment in crop improvement and production might have made his vision pos si...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...chapter seventeen Dummy Huts and the Labor of Killing D uring the soy conflicts of 2004 and 2005, just after Silvino Talavera s death and before the rise of the Government of Beans, the oddest structures began appearing on the edges of soy farms in conflict- ridden areas: tiny, empty houses. They...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...chapter five The Plant Health Ser vice U ntil Lugo s election, senave, the state agency tasked with enforc-ing pesticide laws, was a quiet place, one of a string of technical offices with virtually interchangeable acronyms. The agronomists and pesticide salespeople who ran it, and the soy farmers...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
... part i | a cast of characters According to his own self- aggrandizing autobiography, Pedro Nicolás Ciancio was the first person to plant soy in Paraguay in 1921.1 Ciancio s parents were Italian immigrants who had arrived in the years following the devastating War of the Triple Alliance (1865...
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By Marc D. Perry
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Book Chapter

By Marc D. Perry
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
... tepid regulations that Lugo had enacted around the use of pesticides and ge ne tic materials that were central to the soy boom. As Lugo s replacement made the rounds declaring his friendship with soy farmers, he also mobilized the national police to protect crops from landless farmers. As with any event...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...chapter three The Absent State S oy, once it emerged into public view during the Silvino Talavera trial, could be many things to many people, but one of the constants was its fraught relationship with the Paraguayan state. Among campesino organ izations, two conceptions of soy helped drive this...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...chapter four The Living Barrier T he first time I drove along the highway and back roads around Pirapey in 2017, I was struck by the high dense walls of vegetation, usually of sugarcane or elephant grass, that separated soy fields from roads. These barriers first appeared in Paraguayan law in 2004...
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By Kregg Hetherington
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007487-025
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0748-7
...; and Curuguaty massacre, 152; and denunciation- response rituals, 114; soy fields as deserts, 43, 230n1. See also Brasiguaios; state Aché Guarani genocide, 191 93, 250nn21 22, 251n31. See also Guarani peoples activist bureaucrats. See Government of Beans activist doctors and scientists, 163 64, 244n4...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374954-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374954-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374954-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Book Chapter

By Marc D. Perry
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374954-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4
Book Chapter

By Marc D. Perry
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374954-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7495-4