Figures on poverty reduction improved, although children and adolescents continued to be those principally affected. Indigenous Peoples continued to be denied their rights to land and to free, prior and informed consent on projects affecting them. Both Indigenous Peoples and Afro-Paraguayans faced racial discrimination. A bill to eliminate all forms of discrimination was pending approval at the end of the year. There were reports of violations of freedom of expression and of the persecution of human rights defenders and journalists. Abortion remained criminalized and child and teenage pregnancies continued to be a concern.
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Abolitionist for all crimes
Does not use the death penalty
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