Honduran farmers oppose land deal

Government bid to solve long-running dispute between poor farmers and wealthy landowners denounced as unfair.

    Government-backed efforts to resolve a long-running land dispute between poor farmers and wealthy landowners in Honduras have run into trouble.

    A deal, which would allow farmers to buy thousands of hectares of land - with government loans - from the owners, has been severely criticised by the farmers who say the interest rates are far too high.

    They say that if they are ever unable to make the payments, the plantations might fall back into the hands of large companies.

    Many farmers also continue to blame Honduran security forces and police for attacking them on behalf of wealthy landowners.

    Since a military coup in 2009, at least 50 people have been killed over the disputes.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Bajo Aguan region in northern Honduras.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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