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“Chokokue” by Ever in Asunción, Paraguay

August 28, 2016
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EverSiempre just wrapped up a large new piece on the streets of Asunción in Paraguay for the LatidoAmericano Street Art Festival.

The wall is entitled “Chokokue” which means Farmer in Guarani. In Paraguay the peasantry is an important social actor for the country’s economy. During 1989-2013 they were largely executed and over 115 leaders and members of peasant organizations disappeared. These attacks had the objetive of acquiring the farmers’ land.

This is a due to a large lobby linked to agribusiness such as soy, this situation led Paraguay to have the most unequal land distribution around the world. More than 80% of the land is owned by less than 2% of the population.

This work is a tribute to peasant social struggle in Paraguay, a universal human right. The Color gradient is the abstract representation of the “Triple Alianza” War (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay) funded by the British. The consequences of this war were that almost 80% of the Paraguayan population was killed, a latent print in the history of Paraguay.

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