July 27, 2021

Opposition senator alerts of the damage of the soybean to the Paraguayan peasant communities

Opposition senator alerts of the damage of the soybean to the Paraguayan peasant communities



Senator Hugo Richer, of the leftist opposition group Frente Guasu, warned today of the danger to which rural communities are exposed before the beginning of the soybean planting season.

Richer blamed the government for "neglecting" a situation that has already caused "serious confrontations" and generates "high tension" in the rural areas of the country.

"People are very upset because there is an abuse when environmental standards are not met, when soybeans are planted 200 meters from a school," he complained.

In his opinion, the State is absent in these problems, while the Public Ministry "looks the other way" and the National Police "looks down".

Richer also highlighted the "anger" and "hatred" that soy entrepreneurs are beginning to express, since this week the Congress will be discussing a tax increase on soybeans.

The soy guild is, in his opinion, "very nervous" because of the consequences that this tribute could have for its profits.

The senator of the Guasu Front assured that Paraguay exported more than 3,000 million dollars in export volume between January and September, for which the sector barely quoted to the Undersecretary of State for Taxation (SET) 60 million dollars in the same time with the Agricultural Income Tax (Iragro), according to their data.

In addition, he also asked the government to "enforce the law" and stop looking only at the internal disputes of the Colorado Party.

"The Colorado Party is a party that has ceased to have a government policy and transfers everything to its crisis and its internal politics on the scene of State institutions," the senator said.

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