In reality, land distribution in this country seems to be only for the agro-industrial and real-estate sectors. According to the National Institute on Agrarian Reform (INCRA), in 2007 and 2008 the concentration of land owned by foreign capital, most of it from the United States and Europe, increased by 12 kilometers a day.
The Caravana 43 has emerged as a strategy to circulate struggle, disrupt misinformation, and create a context for a deeper discussion on how state violence and repression has become systematic in Mexico and in other parts of the world. The Caravana 43 has travelled throughout the United States, Canada, several countries in Europe and most recently has crossed through Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
The Tia Maria project, an open-pit mine proposed by Southern Copper Corporation, threatens to poison land farmed by rural communities in the interior of Peru. Currently, the government has lent Southern the force of the national army, the bureaucracy of the courts, and the loudspeaker of corporate media to fight the opposition of local farmers and elected officials. To date, the conflict has claimed eight lives.
Source: The Guardian Unlimited New law permitting hydrocarbons operations in “protected areas” sparks major concerns for people and the environment The Madidi National Park in north-west Bolivia is one of the most biodiverse places on […]