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Land grabs spark violence in Central America

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Honduras’s murder rate was 90 murders per 100,000 people ― the highest in the world. What’s behind this ongoing surge in gang and drug trafficking violence?

The answer is multi-faceted but a key element has been overlooked again and again: Local elites and foreign corporations gained control over much of the land that could grow crops, forcing smallholder farmers off their land.

Source: Huffington Post