Colombia uses land for reconciliation

Government promises to return land to its rightful owners as part of an ambitious land restitution programme.

    Paramilitary warlords and drug traffickers stole millions of acres of prime farmland during 40 years of conflict in Colombia.

    Now, the government of President Juan Manuel Santos has promised to return the stolen land to its rightful owners as part of an ambitious land restitution programme to compensate the victims.

    Under the new initiative, former fighters are reintegrated into society, and work to remedy their wrongs.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Montererey, Colombia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.