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.

    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


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