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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months