Thursday, June 14, 2012

500 farmer families 'brutally' evicted in Honduras

The farmers evicted by the police and military at San Manuel, Cortés department, north from the capital Tegucigalpa, had previously occupied lands owned by the state and illegally occupied with impunity by private for-profit companies. The farmers, organized in the San Manuel Farmer Movement (Movimiento Campesino San Manuel) were backed in their claims by the National Agrarian Institute (INA). 

The dispute has complex legal ramifications but judge José Antonio Barahona resolved in a matter of hours in favor of the oligarchs. 

There are at least 21 people arrested: 18 women, a minor, an elderly and an adult man.

Source: LINyM[es].

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