Inequities in land tenure have existed throughout the history of Colombia. This is primarily due to competing interests between small landholdings (minifundios) and large estates (latifundios); between peasants and landowners.
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4 November 2015, 05:01 UTC
The Colombian government must prioritize the right of Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities to decide how their land is developed above companies’ desire to exploit those territories for profit, said Amnesty International in a new report today.
Colombia plans to buy land from wealthy owners to give to the poor
Rob Waugh for Metro.co.uk
Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 1:39 pm
Colombia wants to buy land back from wealthy private owners and redistribute it among the poor, as the country comes out of five decades of conflict.
Agriculture Minister Aurelio Iragorri told the El Tiempo newspaper that the idea was to create a ‘land bank’ for the needy.