Colombia’s struggle over land set to continue

Activists receive death threats despite the promise of government help.

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Ten land-right activists have been murdered in the past two years in the banana-growing region of Uraba in Colombia.

The Colombian parliament has promised to help small farmers reclaim millions of hectares of land, seized by armed guerrillas as well as paramilitary forces linked to the government, during the country’s decades-old conflict.

But the return of 8 million hectares will take more than a decade and see more violence. Activists continue to travel with armed guards and wear bullet-proof vests as they continue to receive death threats.

Toby Muse reports from Uraba, Colombia.

Source: Al Jazeera