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Honduran peasants yield in bloody land conflict

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A group of Honduran peasant farmers has agreed to end one of the country's biggest social and economic conflicts, by surrendering the lands they had taken on the Caribbean coast of Honduras.

The agreement was signed with president Porfirio Lobo, although the farmers' leader, Vitalino Alvarez, said: "We are signing under pressure, under threat".

The farmers had taken some 10,000 acres of land belonging to business leader Miguel Facussé, since 2009. The conflict caused the death of 60 people.

Full story (in Spanish)