Woman Burned Alive After ‘Witch’ Claim

Sky News, November 5, 2014

An indigenous woman accused of being a witch has been tied to a wooden pole, shot with arrows and then burned alive in Paraguay.

Adolfina Ocampos, 45, was allegedly killed after sorcery claims by members of the Mbya Guarani indigenous community after being sentenced to death last week by the group’s chief.

Her “execution” was described as “out of the ordinary” and “isolated” by an expert despite a UN report claiming thousands of people worldwide are accused of being witches every year.

The UN says they are often abused, cast out from their families and communities and sometimes killed.

Nine men in the village of Tahehyi, 180 miles north of the capital Asuncion, have been charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutor Fany Aguilera said they have admitted killing the woman.

Jose Zanardini, an Italian anthropologist and Catholic priest, said: “I’ve been working in Paraguay for 40 years and I can’t remember a similar episode of an execution for alleged sorcery.

“The tragic death of this woman is isolated and out of the ordinary within the coexistence of Paraguay’s 20 ethnic indigenous groups.

“In general, the Indians are very peaceful and tolerant.”

The state agency for the protection of indigenous peoples has criticised Ms Ocampos’ killing.

It said: “Although the indigenous communities are ruled by customary law, their acts cannot violate the constitutional rights of respecting the life and the liberty of people.”

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  • MekongDelta69

    “Mbya Guarani indigenous community” (aka) Savages

    [Do they have an indigenous ‘community’ center where they all gather to play checkers and shuffleboard?!]

    • Probably archery practice instead.

    • [Guest]

      >>>[Do they have an indigenous ‘community’ center where they all gather to play checkers and shuffleboard?!]

      More likely knot tying and pole dancing.

      • Who Me?

        And campfire building…

  • What wonderfully “vibrant” people! I think HUD should settle some in Nancy Pelosi’s neighborhood. I don’t normally think witches exist, but my convictions in this respect are very shaky in her case. Doubtless the Guarani would conduct a full, objective, scientific investigation of their new neighbor.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Reminds me of something…

  • Lygeia

    I think this put the lie the statement ““In general, the Indians are very peaceful and tolerant.”

    • propagandaoftruth

      I at first assumed it was another Africa Today story, but alas…

      I feel so guilty now.

      Shame on those cannibals for acting like Bantus!

    • Jesse_from_Sweden

      Not necessarily. Not all “indiginous natives”, or “nature peoples” are violent and savage.

      Sweden has it’s sami population, while not “natives” really, they are classed as that because they aren’t part of the majority population and are a bit backwards.
      They are however not violent, and has never been very violent either.

      Unfortunately, “not very violent” tends to become a synonym for “easy victims”, when meeting more violent groups.
      As white europeans are now experiencing.

      There were some nice and friendly indian tribes in America, for example the one on the islands of the west indies.
      But they all got wiped out…..

      Paraguay, if I remember correctly, is also one of the whitest countries in south america. Containing a lot of germans for example.

      • Lygeia

        Those nice and friendly indian tribes in America? Cannibals.

  • Easyrhino

    As we all know, all cultures are equal and we can only hope that someday the citizens of the USA will be able to experience the “joy of diversity” with the indigenous people of Paraguay.

  • willbest

    These people would be a fine addition to our multiculturalism stew. Issue these people visas immediately.

    • John R

      Uhhh, some of them might be cannibals. Maybe you should use another phrase instead of “multicultural stew”?

  • John R

    From a culture coming to you…..

  • Keep this story buried lest Catholic charities takes an interest in this tribe and begin resettling them in the US. Think of the photo ops for Obama too. Yep, don’t spread this story around.

  • StillModerated

    What happens on the reservation stays on the reservation.

  • Kenner

    Come to think of it, I haven’t seen Debbie Wasserman Schultz for about 48 hours…

  • Augustus3709

    This entire article is a massive micro-aggression. SJWs are hyperventilating as we speak. It’s almost like you’re saying you can criticize somebody else’s culture. Check your superiority complex.

    • LHathaway

      I’m a social justice warrior, for whites. I had to look up that term. I’m a sjw for whites. Social Justice for Whites. But I’m all original. I won’t be copying another poster’s lines, talking points, or ideological bent. Because I won’t believe them.

      • Augustus3709

        🙂 I understand what you’re saying. I basically feel the same way, but when it comes to the modern left and their insane terminology, always inventing new theories and catch-phrases, the best thing to do is laugh at them, and if possible use their tactics against them.

        • LHathaway

          Agree. I try to ignore them. I do see a fair amount of White Warriors accept the term ‘white privilege’, nowadays saying ‘there’s japanese privilege in japan. . . why shouldn’t there be white privilege in the USA’? Or explaining what their privilege is, ‘i’m smart and hard working’. Personally, I don’t see a need to accept the term at all or acknowledge it in any way. Even denying there is white privilege serves the forces who teach that we’re steeped in white privilege. Some will say we live in black run america or give examples of how we really have black or female privilege, that sounds kind of better to me.

  • “In general, the Indians are very peaceful and tolerant.” Really now?
    Just more future democratic voters and “refugees.”

    White people need a country of their own.

  • Alucard_the_last

    It’s called ‘multiculturalism’.

  • Haven’t we been constantly told that Indios are Environmentally Correct (E.C.) little gems? Here we have a case of a bunch of them burning a witch. Don’t they know that burning witches releases CO2, a greenhouse gas? These Guarani need to read (?) up on this issue and get with the program!

    Maybe Al Gore could visit this village and provide them all with a stern lecture on the subject.

  • Francis Miville

    When these witch-burning Indians are accepted as immigrants in America, what will become of Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Condolezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright?

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    “In general, the Indians are very peaceful and tolerant.”
    They have got to be kidding right??? They just burnt a woman alive and that shows their level of tolerance. I wonder how they are when they are NOT tolerant. I shudder to think.

  • Cid Campeador

    And these are the people whom our Government is welcoming into our country. They and 100,000 Hatians and West Africans AND our home grown Afros,a large percentage of whom have been neither acculturated nor civilized.
    !Que Dios nos socorre!

  • M&S

    Oh Brudda….


    Each of these populations was an endogamous dialectal group, consisting of multiple residential bands and no peaceful interaction between them.

    The Aché suffered repeated abuses by rural Paraguayan colonists, ranchers, and big landowners from the conquest period to the 20th century. In the 20th century the Northern Aché began as the only inhabitants of nearly 20,000 square kilometers, and ended up confined on two reservations totaling little more than 50 square kilometers of titled land. In recent times they have been massacred, enslaved, and gathered on to reservations where no adequate medical treatment was provided.

    The Aché are also known as the Axe people.[1] In the past they have been called the Guaiaqui, Guayakí, Guayaki-Ache, and Guoyagui by Guaraní-speaking neighbors and by early anthropologists, however, these terms are now considered derogatory.

    Aché mythology is centered around Berendy, a flaming thunderous being that at times takes the form of a meteor and at times has a body of flesh and blood. Berendy’s son is the subject of several myths, which also include themes of the origin of jaguars, the sun and the moon, the origins of fire, and some moral tales about stingy old men and old women. Northern Aché emphasized the spiritual powers of a being that manifest itself as both shadow and wind. Southern Aché groups appear to have included a malevolent spirit that originates from the souls of angry deceased Aché. One of the four groups of Aché practiced cannibalism regularly until the 1960s,[8] and the northern group sometimes cremated old people thought to harbor dangerous vengeful spirits. All Aché believe in some types of hunting magic, and in the curative powers of pregnant women.


    Aché demography has been extensively studied and analyzed in the framework of evolutionary life history theory.[2] Major causes of death in the forest period were in-group homicides (especially of infants and children), external warfare, respiratory disease, tropical fevers, and accidents. Over 40% of all adult deaths and more than 60% of all child deaths were due to violence by other Aché or outsiders. In the forest period about 65% of all children born survived to adulthood (age 15), and life expectancy for those young adults was an additional 40 years on average. Fertility was high with completed family sizes of post reproductive women just over 8 live births. Analyses indicate that high return hunters, and large bodied women had higher lifetime reproductive success than their peers. More detailed information relevant to theories about body size variation, age at menarche, menopause, life history tradeoffs, etc. are presented in Hill and Hurtado’s 1996 book Aché Life History.[2]




    Domestic violence in Paraguay

    The most pervasive violations of women’s rights in Paraguay involved sexual and domestic abuse.[1] Spousal abuse was common.[1] The Attorney General’s Office reported that there were 12 domestic violence convictions during the year and many others in process.[1] Although the law criminalizes spousal abuse, it stipulates that the abuse must be habitual before being recognized as criminal and then is punishable by a fine.[1] Thousands of women were treated for injuries sustained in violent domestic altercations.[1] Between January and August 2006, the Secretariat of Women’s Affairs recorded 1,004 cases of domestic violence.[1] Despite an apparent trend toward increased reporting of complaints, such complaints were often withdrawn soon after filing due to spousal reconciliation or family pressure, including from the attacker who is often the spouse.[






    Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Venezuela all had homicide rates of over 30 per 100,000 residents in the most recent year with available statistics, while Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic had rates of over 10 per 100,000.






    Crime continues to be a serious concern, with levels rising each year since 2008. According to the Paraguayan National Police (PNP) Department of Statistics, overall crime increased in 2012 over 2011 levels. In 2012, the PNP reported an increase of 18 percent in overall arrests, most notably including an increase of over 68 percent for cases of domestic abuse. Arrests involving firearms also increased over their 2011 level. The PNP concedes that many crimes go unreported due to lack of confidence in the judicial process.

    Drug-related Crimes

    The departments of Alto Parana, Amambay, Canindeyú, San Pedro, and Concepcion suffer from violence associated with narco-trafficking. Paraguay is a transit country for cocaine and the hemisphere’s second largest producer of marijuana. Narcotics traffickers use violence to settle matters between rival groups, and it is believed that members of the Brazilian organized crime gang, First Command of the Capital (PCC), operate in Pedro Juan Caballero (Amambay), Salto de Guairá (Canindeyú), and Cuidad del Este (Alto Parana).

    Religious or Ethnic Violence

    Paraguay is overwhelmingly Christian. There have been no reported instances of religious violence. Nor have there been reports of ethnic clashes or violence, although there have been confrontations between landless peasants and indigenous groups.






    To Summarize:

    Paraguay was long ruled by the Colorado Party which was everything you could ever stereotype in a despotic tyranny and more. As a result, the Indians were left alone and the country remained backwards but largely decriminalized due to the fear of a central power that was ruthless in it’s punishments.

    The semi-recent departure of the CP has ‘opened up the land to economic opportunity’ as exploitation which has seen the Indians oppressed and marginalized, losing the majority of their tribal lands, to the point where they are no longer functional as an HG society. And being patriarchal males, the first thing the ‘Axe Peope’ began to safety-valve doing to relieve their sense of useless, powerless, frustration was beat their women (the witch thing is likely a label of convenience, used to excuse an attack upon an independent female).

    Drugs have also come into the picture and of course that always helps the violent crime situation while the incipient corruption of the PNP (Paraguay National Police) means that nobody trusts the legal system and most cases of domestic violence go unreported, being resolved ‘within the family’, usually by the initial attacker.

    Landless peasants, also shunted aside by the rise of a new Elite are in constant migratory conflict with tribal communities who are NOT PEACEFUL and only remained relatively insular in their violent tendencies so long as they were isolation, clubbing only each other, typically over who was screwing their women this week.

    But all is well, because the behavioral safeguarding of the country’s moral standards now lies in the steady hands of a majority affiliation with the Christian Church and we all know those kind souls have /never/ endorsed burning women alive for letting their hair down or daring to stand up for their own interests.

    Here’s to simple research and a functional editorial staff as an alternative to printing news reports by blanket assumption as social agenda’d faith.