[QODLink]
Americas
Uncertainty over housing in Mexico
Government hopes new homes will lift people out of poverty, but some believe it is a ploy to exploit ancestral lands.
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2010 19:52 GMT

In the Mexican state of Chiapas, a government programme is underway to relocate the region's mostly indigenous communities and give them new homes.

The homes are part of an initiative called "rural cities", which the government hopes will provide better facilities and services to help reduce poverty.

Critics however say it is simply a land grab.

Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Featured
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
Deaths of 13 Sherpas in Nepal has shone a light on dangerous working conditions in the Everest-climbing industry.
Al Jazeera investigation uncovers allegations of beatings and rape in Kenya's ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
Incumbent Joyce Banda has a narrow lead, but anything is possible in Malawi's May 20 elections.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
join our mailing list