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Luis Manuel Claps

Luis Manuel Claps

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In March 2011, 769 families from fourteen Q’eqchi communities were evicted from the Polochic Valley, Guatemala, to allow further expansion of sugar cane plantations. Through its international CRECE (“Grow”) campaign, Oxfam supported the national organization Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC - Peasant Unity Committee) in its advocacy effort to revert...
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The Toledo and Stann Creek districts in Southern Belize, and the Sarstoon-Temash National Park in particular, are home to indigenous Maya people and Afro-descendant Garifuna people. Since 2006, these peoples are confronted with oil exploration and drilling in the park. The communities have undertaken legal action and public awareness campaigns in o...
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The community of La Florida in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, successfully occupied and became owner of an abandoned coffee plantation. Between 2002 and 2004 they negotiated communal ownership with the Fondo de Tierras (State Land Fund), the Ministry for Agriculture, the private owners and banks. They secured the legal title over the finca in 2005 than...
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La Reforma Agraria de la década de 1980 dejó unos 50,000 beneficiarios sin una adecuada regularización de la tenencia de su tierra. El Programa de Servicios Legales Rurales (PSL) de Nitlapan – UCA estableció una red nacional de oficinas atendidas por abogados y abogadas especialistas en regularización, asistencia técnica legal y capacitación a prod...
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La comunidad de Monseñor Romero se encuentra en la zona costera de Guatemala, región acaparada por los monocultivos de caña de azúcar, banano y palma africana. Para generar autoempleo, mejorar la fertilidad de sus tierras y evitar la explotación laboral de la agricultura industrial, la comunidad cambió sus cultivos tradicionales de maíz y ajonjolí...
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La gestión comunal de los derechos de propiedad de la tierra es uno de los mayores desafíos para los pueblos indígena campesinos de Bolivia. Este caso muestra que cuando el proceso de regularización se articula a los usos y costumbres, las comunidades indígenas campesinas revalorizan sus sistemas tradicionales de tenencia, resuelven mejor los confl...

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