Land Reform

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Land Reform

Property in Latin America is more unevenly distributed than any other region in the world. Bolivia was quite arguably one of the worst. As part of his campaign pledge, Evo Morales begun in 200 a program to redistribute up to 20% of the land from wealthy landowners, to hardworking peasants, many of them indigenous. Indeed, many of the intended recipients were living in utter squalor restrained within a social structure that is oddly reminiscent of sharecropping system of the antebellum South.

Certainly, land reform is a very touchy issue. Only weeks ago landless peasants stormed the Brazilian congress. The MST (Movimento Sem Terra) in Brazil has encountered extreme resistance among landowners who have hired mercenaries to protect their lands and have, at times, used violence to squelch unrest. Nonetheless, the lack of land reform in Latin America is retarding economic innovation and growth. The more small business owners and farmers who can be given a hand up, the more likely those economies will be to succeed.

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  • Rural Development
  • Rural Community
  • Land Law
  • Farm
  • Agricultural Law
  • Agriculture

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Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries > Farming systems > Agricultural real estate
Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries > Agricultural policy > Agricultural policy > Agrarian reform

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Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries > Farming systems > Agricultural real estate > Land reform
Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries > Agricultural policy > Agricultural policy > Agrarian reform > Land reform

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