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Paraguay's poor struggle for land
Slow progress on land reform fuels anger country's rural poor.
Last Modified: 15 May 2010 05:22 GMT

Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop from a rural farming area, took office as Paraguay's president two years ago, promising land reform as a top campaign priority.

But in a country where one percent of the population owns 70 per cent of arable land progress in changing such an entrenched problem has been slow.

Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports from Concepcion.

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