Colombia peace talks focus on land issues

Lack of land for poor people has fueled the government’s nearly 50-year conflict with FARC rebels.

The unequal distribution of land has been a major factor in Colombia’s civil conflict for five decades.

In the last 20 years alone, an area bigger than Switzerland has been stolen or abandoned as a result of it.

Land reform is the first point of the ongoing peace talks between the government and the biggest rebel group, FARC.

Each side differs on models for rural development. But both agree this the issue that needs to be resolved before the country can advance towards peace.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Mampujan in Colombia.

Source : Al Jazeera

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