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More Monsanto Corruption! Monsanto linked to coup that ousted Paraguayan president-VIDEO

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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:34 AM
Monsanto linked to coup that ousted Paraguayan president

(NaturalNews) The political system in Paraguay is undergoing some major turmoil right now following the forced impeachment of former President Fernando Lugo, a "left-of-center" politician democratically voted into office by the people of Paraguay back in 2008. And among those who initiated and brought about this controversial coup was multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto, which was apparently threatened by Lugo's resistance against the company's genetically-modified (GM) crop agenda.

On 21 June 2012, impeachment proceedings against President Lugo began in the country's lower house, controlled by his opponents. Lugo was given less than twenty-four hours to prepare for the proceedings and only two hours in which to mount a defense.[19] Impeachment was quickly approved and the resulting trial in Paraguay's Senate, also controlled by the opposition, ended with the removal of Lugo from office and Vice President Federico Franco assuming the duties of president.[20] Lugo's rivals blame him for the deaths of 17 people - eight police officers and nine farmers - in armed clashes after police were ambushed by armed peasants when enforcing an eviction order against trespassers.[21] Lugo's supporters quickly gathered outside Congress to protest the decision as a "politically motivated coup d'etat".[20] Lugo's removal from office on June 22, 2012 is considered by UNASUR and other neighbourhood countries as a coup d'État.
Hmm.. ok well maybe he had it coming.. but a 24 hour Trial with only 2 hours to prepare his defense?! or was there something else?

In the article “Monsanto golpea en Paraguay: Los muertos de Curuguaty y el juicio político a Lugo” (“Monsanto hits Paraguay: The dead of Curuguaty and the political trial of Lugo”) published at ­, Paraguayan political journalist and author of the book “Los Herederos de Stroessner” (“Stroessner’s Heirs”) Idilio Méndez Grimaldi wrote that Candia was “accused of having promoted repression against leaders of peasant organizations and popular movements. Candia’s nomination to ­Attorney General in 2005 was approved by the then Ambassador of the United States, John F. Keen. Candia was responsible for an increased control by USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development] of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and was accused in the early days of his government by Fernando Lugo for conspiring against him to remove him from office.”
The U.S.-based transnational giant Monsanto is implicated in the events in Paraguay. Monsanto planned to introduce a genetically modified seed for commercial use in the country. Under Lugo’s administration, Paraguay’s National Service for Plants and Seeds Quality and Health (SENAVE) refused to approve the seed’s use.
The right-wing oligarchs favor the dissemination of Monsanto seeds, while the peasantry has been demonstrating against it. The Union of Associations of Producers, a landowners group tied to Monsanto, was preparing a demonstration for June 25 against Lugo to benefit the giant transnational and the “liberalization” of its genetically modified seeds.
Many other South American countries did not acknowledge the change in government and Venezuela was actually pulled their diplomatic team from the country, basically recalling their ambassadors from the country to show their distaste in the coup d'etat.
This excerpt from a different Natural News article shows how Monsanto forces out family and small farms for large GMO fields and has a lot of control and pull within Paraguay specifically,

According to Galeano, thousands of family farms in his native homeland of Paraguay have been forced off their land in order to make room for large GMO soy plantations. A nation that was once highly self-sufficient and that grew a lot of its own native foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, legumes, and lentils, Paraguay has literally been transformed into a corporate-dominated, industrial soy-producing machine.

So, that lovely international monster of a corporation, Monsanto, has links to this coup d'etat. Would it surpise anyone to think that they would use their power to change the government in a coup d'etat to serve their own business needs? NO! Many are saying that this is the real reason why the coup happened.. OH, and by the by, it just so happens that the now president (ex vice prez after Lugo was impeached), Frederico Franco had

According to a report Wikileaks released, the U.S. Embassy knew of the possibilities of a coup against Lugo as early as 2009. The report shows that then Vice President Franco spoke with the U.S. ambassador about the possibility of a coup and about his disagreement with Lugo. (, June 25)

Hmm.. interesting no?
Here is the story from RT,
- interesting to hear the guy talking about a 'south-american spring' and at the end that there was a little tidbit about the pressure to have the coup coming from Columbia where the president, Juan Manuel Santos who is extremely U.S. friendly and a member of the AS/COA (The America Society and the Council of the Americas) who just happens to be co-chaired by none other than David Rockefeller (who else!
Ok, so the seed in question?
MON531 Event (Bollgard BT Cotton) Which,

BT cotton has been promoted by Monsanto as the most successful transgenic crop, especially in Third World countries. However, evidence exists that, despite promises made by biotech firms, the reality is much different, not only due to its less than optimal performance in yield per hectare, but also because BT cotton promotes an agricultural model that economically subjugates agriculturalists to dependence on a technological package of patented seeds and the high usage of agricultural inputs, including toxic agrochemicals. Moreover, there remains uncertainty about the possible health risks, food security, and damages to biodiversity.
And since the coup, not even a month ago, how far along is the 'legalization' of this seed progressed?

in recent days has undergone an accelerated and irregular procedure of approval. As soon as this government assumed power through the parliamentary coup, and ignoring valid environmental legislation, SENAVE (the National Service of Plant Health, Quality, and Seeds) released Resolution 22, on July 6, which inscribes the National Registry of Commercial Growers (RNCC) with the MON531 Event (Bollgard BT Cotton) of Monsanto Paraguay S.A.

So.. JUST LIKE THAT.. guy who didnt want to approve the seed was ousted on June 22, and on July 6th, a bill to allow the seed to be 'legalized' is passed and suprise, guess who had their dirty little hands in the cookie jar again, our friends, the GM giants, the makers of UNTESTED products allowed by corrupt govenments,

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 02:37 AM
More regarding the BT cotton seed from Monsanto,
ATS- Monsanto official Beaten by farmers in India over Failed GMO Bt Cotton Seeds
ATS- GM: Mass Deaths in Sheep Grazing on Bt Cotton, notes Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
Bt cotton has failed admits Monsanto
From 2010

The ongoing debate on biotechnology crops in India took a new turn on Friday when American seed firm Monsanto disclosed that cotton pest--pink bollworm--has developed resistance to its much-touted Bt cotton variety in Gujarat.
The company has reported to the regulator, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), that pink bollworm has developed resistance to its genetically modified (GM) cotton variety, Bollgard I, in Amreli, Bhavnagar, Junagarh and Rajkot districts in Gujarat.
This was detected by the company during field monitoring in the 2009 cotton season.
The Bt cotton variety in question was developed using a gene--Cry1AC--derived from soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. It was supposed to be resistant to pest attacks. But, of late, the pest has developed resistance to the gene.

Hmm Sound similar to the BT Corn, no?
EPA CONFIRMS Monsanto ecological Disaster: GMO Corn has bred Mutant, bT-resistant Super Bugs
Monsanto GM Corn In Peril: Beetle Develops BT Resistance

So obviously there is a concern AND it should be noted (and was in the RT video above) that this seed has been REJECTED to be grown by Canada and the US! If the US somehow rejected it, even with the huge Bio-tech lobby pressure, it must be bad news!!

Monsanto is known to be corrupt and in bed with many governments around the world!

For example,

From Just July 6th,
The 'Monsanto Rider': Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity from Federal Law?

Where the US government is going to allow Bio-tech companies to bypass federal court orders to stop with the GMs while they are being studied and tested for safety.. all they have to do is ask for a permit from the AG dept and voila, there goes the checks and balances built into the government to protect the people… this is happening NOW folks!

How else are they in bed with the US government in particular??


From May of this year,

Blatant Corruption Exposed as EU Blocks France's Ban on Monsanto's GMO Maize
Where France had banned the GM corn from being grown in France, yet its economic masters, the Unelected EU council, in bed with Monsanto, decided that it didn’t matter what the French people said, Monsanto was going to be allowed to grow their corn in France.. DESPITE the ban voiced by the people! Unbelieavable!


Related ATS threads and links –
Monsanto Launches Massive Campaign to Stop GMO Labeling – a website launched by the Bio-tech industry full of bs and propaganda regarding why GM foods should NOT be labeled!
5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion A dangerous development: The impact of the coup in Paraguay
Paraguay: Obama’s Second Latin American Coup – Regarding the potential involvement of Obama in the coup as well?

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 03:04 AM
excellent thread great presentation. I guess we just keep banging away until we make a dent it does seem futile at times but what else can be done. thanks fam.

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 03:06 AM
Burn Frankenfoods to the ground. Burn Frankenfood crops to the ground. Tar, feather and rail Frankenfood execs to Hedoubletiithpicks. Boycott all Frankenfoods and merchandisers that sell their products

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 03:18 AM
Still interesting is the 100,000 acres purchased by the Bush family in Paraguay.

The Bush Family Buys Land in Paraguay-Hasta La Vista, American Chumps?

Any connection?

Nah...couldn't be...right?


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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 04:12 AM
just like to point out i have made a thread in general conspiracy called world according to Monsanto that fits with this thread for any body who has not seen this documentary it is an eye opening documentary and show how far Monsanto have spread there dirty little fingers at the cost of every body else on the planet

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 04:23 AM

Originally posted by seethetruth
just like to point out i have made a thread in general conspiracy called world according to Monsanto that fits with this thread for any body who has not seen this documentary it is an eye opening documentary and show how far Monsanto have spread there dirty little fingers at the cost of every body else on the planet

Feel free to link your thread or embed your video into this thread

The more info, the better

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 05:39 AM
reply to post by Nspekta

i will try to link them together im not very good at linking and embedding if you are good at that sort of thing please feel free to do so ,

although i don't know if it will do any good as the Monsanto issue is a serious one and most people on here would rather flag and reply to idiot who thinks he's a time traveler and soon to be crown a king i think ats needs to get rid of the idiots and nut jobs before its too late ,

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:31 AM
reply to post by seethetruth

Added for more ammo against this cruel corporation!
Haven't watched this in a while so here is a summary from

With 17,500 employees, a 2006 sales figure of $7.5 billion and operations in 46 countries, Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial history. Since its founding in 1901, the company has faced trial after trial due to the toxicity of its products, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polystyrene, devastating herbicides like Agent Orange, used during the Vietnam War, and bovine growth hormones, which are unauthorized in Canada and banned in Europe.

Today, Monsanto has reinvented itself as a "life sciences" company converted to the virtues of sustainable development. Thanks to its genetically modified seeds, engineered among other things to withstand Monsanto's Roundup, the world's bestselling herbicide, the company claims it wants to solve world hunger while reducing environmental damage. Where does the truth lie?

The World According to Monsanto pieces together the story of the St. Louis, Missouri, corporation, calling on hitherto unpublished documents and first-hand accounts by scientists, civil society representatives, victims of the company's toxic activities, lawyers, politicians, and representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. Based on a three-year investigation in North and South America, Europe and Asia, the film tells the tale of an industrial empire that, thanks in part to misleading reports, collusion with the American government, pressure tactics and attempts at corruption, has become one of the world's biggest seed manufacturers. It shows how the clean, green image conveyed by the company's advertising serves as a smoke screen for Monsanto's quest for market supremacy, to the detriment of global food security and environmental stability

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 10:05 AM
reply to post by usernamehere

Thx friend! Yea, it does seem futile sometimes.. But, if we keep trucking, get this info out and wake people up to the corruptions of Monsanto and other bio-tech companies, we are winning!

Considering the amount of issues they are involved with lately, and the LACK of msm coverage its no wonder that a majority people have no idea who and what Monsanto is, YET a majority of them are eating BT corn (among other products) and have no idea!

Labeling needs to happen! Exposure of this corporation to the people needs to happen! Exposure of the corruption between Bio-techs and governments, NEEDS TO HAPPEN!
I do as much activism about Monsanto outside of ATS as I can, however it just seems as though its never enough

However, I do have high hopes that we are making progress in the fight and at some point, the lies and corruption will show through and people will see Monsanto and others for who they are!

Thx for replying!

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:33 PM
reply to post by Nspekta

in Europe they have changed the law so they don't have to label any gm products or gm crops green peace was a big fighter against this in the uk but i think with not having to say what is or isn't gm they have not been doing anything for a couple of years now which is worrying

and thanks for putting the link up to the video we need to expose these people as much as we can although i am disappointed with the response to your thread like you say just keep trucking

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:54 PM
Here are some more articles for more information and to bump this thread up a bit, to maybe get more attention.

The Paraguayan Coup: How agribusiness, landowning and media elite, and the U.S. are paving a way for regional destabilization

The article describes how it appears that there are many forces acting on Paraguays political system to de-stabalize the country and allow for more U.S. control, not just from multinationals, like Monsanto, but also the U.S. government!

Because when looking at the powers at play in Paraguay it becomes clear that the past is not so far behind. They are the powers behind this unbelievably sordid coup, an event that appears to have been merely a step toward fulfilling longstanding agreements made between the Paraguayan oligarchy, multinational agribusiness interests, and the United States. By no means was Lugo an obstacle, but he wasn’t serving their interests quickly enough. Moreover, his willingness toward regional cooperation in bodies such as UNASUR and Mercosur — from which Paraguay has now been expelled— was also endangering the security of these moneyed and military interests.

Why Paraguay?

One of the poorest countries in South America, land-locked Paraguay is often overlooked. This is a big reason why a parliamentary coup was possible here and not somewhere with greater global and regional influence like Brazil. Paraguay is not however overlooked by the biggest multinationals in agriculture nor the U.S. military.

Interesting read for sure.. AND since Monsanto and other Bio-techs are so firmly implanted within the U.S. government, this not only seems feasable for them to accomplish, but most likely is happening. Why wouldn;t the U.S. want more installed 'sphere of influence'? And of course, the money doesn't hurt either.. The more money bio-tech firms make, the more money is 'donated' to political parties within the US... lobbying is big business friends!

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 01:02 PM
Here is an RT article from July 13th regarding the change from Democracy in Paraguay to 'Democraship'


They also imply that this coup is an outside job as well...

­From democracy to ‘democraship’­Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar believes impeachment was orchestrated from outside Paraguay for economic interests. In an interview with RT, he listed those who, in his opinion, benefited most from Lugo’s removal.
“First of all, [those are] international agribusiness, like Monsanto and Cargill, because they are devastating enormous tracts of land in Paraguay for [its] agribusiness to be sold to the international market,” he told RT.
Other “beneficiaries” include Brazilian land owners, Escobar continued, who “own a lot of land in Paraguay,” local “comprador elites” who are sufficiently represented in the country’s parliament and control the media, and also the United States. The latter is attempting to “torpedo” any push towards integration in South America.
“The international financial system and international agribusinesses, allied with Brazilian landowners, who own huge tracts of land, especially in eastern Paraguay, near the Brazilian border, and of course the American Embassy in Asuncion – which is, as our friends in Iran would say, a nest of spies. So all these interests converge to find the way to install a sort of democratic coup against Lugo,” Escobar said. “They used the technicality to launch an impeachment process that lasted between 24 and 48 hours. This is unheard of in modern democratic political history!”

Seems pretty fishy that these large multinationals and the US government has their hands in on this... not to mention again, the 24 hours impeachment process! ugh!

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 05:06 PM
Very well thought post, mate!
It's good to see that some can still see through the MSM dumb-glasses.
There are several reasons the US did not wanted a progressive president in Paraguay, from economical (cue monsanto) to geopolitical (triple border argentina-brazil-paraguay)
The vast majority of the region's nations and peoples condemned the coup and are trying to support the Paraguayan people the best we can, but it's a tough struggle, Franco's administration has already closed (or at least crippled) several center-left tv channels and newspapers and the big freaking MSM is vomiting right-wing propaganda every second...
As the Che said, ¡Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!

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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 05:24 PM

Originally posted by drakus
Very well thought post, mate!
It's good to see that some can still see through the MSM dumb-glasses.
There are several reasons the US did not wanted a progressive president in Paraguay, from economical (cue monsanto) to geopolitical (triple border argentina-brazil-paraguay)
The vast majority of the region's nations and peoples condemned the coup and are trying to support the Paraguayan people the best we can, but it's a tough struggle, Franco's administration has already closed (or at least crippled) several center-left tv channels and newspapers and the big freaking MSM is vomiting right-wing propaganda every second...
As the Che said, ¡Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!

edit on 18/7/2012 by drakus because: (no reason given)

Thx! Its long so i apologize, but props for reading it and thx for the reply :-) i was going to get into the shutting down of tv stations among other media by the new government, but decided to leave it for now, so thx for mentioning it! To me, this is a very important topic! Not only because it involves Monsanto, which i absolutely despise because of their corruptive practices and disregard for us, but also because it shows how multinationals have soo much power that they can direct the way a country works, who is in power, etc etc just to continue poor business practices! Im dissapointed this thread garnered little attention, but hey, 7 flags means 7 people agree with my or deem it important enough to flag, so thats something!
Thx again!

posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 07:10 PM
More shameful bumping...

Here is another...yes another article regarding the coup and how it was done to sell off the resources of Paraguay to multinationals.. What i find interesting and yet its not a shocker, that the msm is not covering this at all, at least from what i can see in Canada and the US.. Then again, why would they want the sheep asking questions?!?
 Coup Over Land: The Resource War Behind Paraguay’s Crisis

A Sea of Soy

For decades small farmers in Paraguay have been tormented by a tidal wave of GMO soy crops and pesticides expanding across the countryside. Paraguay is the fourth largest producer of soy in the world, and soy makes up 40 percent of Paraguayan exports and 10 percent of the country’s GDP.  An estimated twenty million liters of agrochemicals are sprayed across Paraguay each year, poisoning the people, water, farmland and livestock that come in its path.

Managing the gargantuan agro-industry are transnational seed, agricultural and agro-chemical companies including Monsanto, Pioneer, Syngenta, Dupont, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and Bunge. International financial institutions and development banks have promoted and bankrolled the agro-export business of monoculture crops—much of Paraguayan soy goes to feed animals in Europe. The profits have united political and corporate entities from Brazil, the US, and Paraguay, and increased the importance of Paraguay’s cooperation with international businesses.

Since the 1980s, national military and paramilitary groups connected to large agribusinesses and landowners have evicted almost 100,000 small farmers from their homes and fields and forced the relocation of countless indigenous communities in favor of soy fields. While more than a hundred campesino leaders have been assassinated in this time, only one of the cases was investigated with results leading to the conviction of the killer. In the same period, more than two thousand other campesinos have faced trumped-up charges for their resistance to the soy industry. The vast majority of Paraguayan farmers have been poisoned off their land either intentionally or as a side effect of the hazardous pesticides dumped by soy cultivation in Paraguay every year. Beginning in the 1990s, as farmers saw their animals dying, crops withering, families sickening, and wells contaminated, most packed up and moved to the city.

Sorry! Its more to read if you are interested in this kind of stuff... :-)

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