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Banacol: A company implicated paramilitarism and land grabbing in Curvarado and Jiguamiando
Interchurch Justice and Peace Commission
Hands off the Land Alliance
This study focuses on the International Banacol Marketing Corporation’s actions in the Afro-Colombian and Mestizo communities’ collective territories of Curvaradó and Jiguamiandó in the Lower Atrato r...
Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
Biron, Carey L.
Inter Press Service
An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly...
How Human Rights Watch Covers for Companies in Colombia
Down Where the Death Squads Live
Human Rights Watch fails to name the names in its recent report on Colombia entitled, “The Risk of Returning Home, Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia.” And, this...
How not to grow a new town
Le Monde diplomatique
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we’ll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Our Land, Our Lives
Time Out On The Global Land Rush
In the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally as land sales rapidly accelerate. This land could feed a billion people equivalent to the number of people ...
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