Category Archives: Land Reform

On the Farmers’ Strike in Colombia (Guest Post)

The following is a guest-post from John Garrison Marks. John is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Rice University, studying race and freedom in the urban black Atlantic World. He is currently living in Bogotá, Colombia, conducting dissertation … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Conflict in the Americas, Colombia, Labor in Latin America, Land Reform, Land Struggles & Issues, Protests in Latin America, Strikes

An Agreement for Land Reform in Colombia – Peace to Follow?

This is significant:  Colombian government and guerrilla delegates have announced an agreement on the question of land reform – an important step in the peace talks that began six months ago in Havana. “This first document…is the ‘golden gate’ for … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionárias de Colombia (FARC), Land Reform, Peasant Movements, Violence in the Americas, War in Latin America

Watching Rural Conflict Unfold in Real Time

IPS recently ran Fabiola Ortiz’s powerful story of violence in the Amazon that in many ways perfectly taps into the issues at the heart of inequalities, environment, and power in Brazil’s North, Northeast, and the Amazonian basin. A fresh outbreak of violence … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Inequalities in the Americas, Land Reform, Land Struggles & Issues, The Amazon

Around Latin America

-Former president and convicted human rights violator Alberto Fujimori is planning on asking for a pardon from his prison sentence due to health issues in a move that would undo years of efforts for justice for the victims of his … Continue reading

Posted in Alberto Fujimori, Argentina, Around Latin America, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Civil Conflict in the Americas, Colombia, Corruption, Costa Rica, Curação, Democracy in the Americas, Elections in Latin America, Favelas, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionárias de Colombia (FARC), Guerrilla Movements in Latin America, Haiti, Honduras, Human Rights Issues, Human Rights Violations, Inequalities in the Americas, International Relations, Land Reform, Land Struggles & Issues, Latin America, Latin American Politics, National Parks, Paraguay, Paramilitary Groups, Peasant Movements, Peru, Police in the Americas, Police Violence, Poverty, Urban Landscapes, Uruguay, Venezuela, Violence in the Americas, War in Latin America

Thoughts on the Emerging Details of the FARC-Colombia Peace Talks

Today, the FARC held what was its first news conference outside of Colombia in years to address the recent reports that it will enter into peace talks with the Colombian government to end the nearly-50 year civil war. Apparently, the … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionárias de Colombia (FARC), Land Reform, Violence in the Americas, War in Latin America

On Federico Franco and Paraguay’s Ongoing Struggles with Mercosur

  Mercosur’s Review Tribunal has rejected Paraguay’s appeal regarding its suspension. The process is not yet definitively ended, however, as Paraguay is considering taking its appeal to the International Court of Justice. Meanwhile, a new article from the Associated Press has … Continue reading

Posted in Land Reform, Latin American Politics, Paraguay

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Land in Honduras

Paraguay is not the only country facing political conflict and turmoil over the historically poor distribution of land. In Honduras, landless farmers and the tiny minority of landed elite are also finding themselves increasingly in conflict. [L]and seizures have inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Honduras, Land Reform, Peasant Movements