Honduran farmers plan high-court battle against land grab

Farmers in Honduras are preparing a court challenge to an attempt by the government's National Agrarian Institute to expropriate their land.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Farmers' leaders said they would ask the Supreme Court to declare the measure a breach of the Constitution. They claim they were never consulted and the expropriation amounts to a "license to squatters" who have invaded idle land.

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Honduras land grab under fire from farmers

May 2008

A decree that proposes the expropriation of unused farmland in Honduras has come under fire from farmers' leaders who claim it will frighten off potential investors.

Rafel Verdial, a former president of the Sula farmers' association, said the decree clashed with the government's efforts to boost agricultural production. "It going to scare off investors and, without investors, production will drop," Verdial added.

Problems with Private Property in Honduras

May 2012

Sugar producers are demanding respect for legitimate ownership of 10,000 hectares of plantations and mills currently under dispute.

The Association of Sugar Producers of Honduras (APAH) is demanding respect for the legitimacy of the possessions of mill owners and independent growers in light of the situation where 10,000 hectares of various properties are subject to litigation.

4,200 Hectares Expropriated from Honduran Sugar Mill

May 2012

The National Agrarian Institute (INA in Spanish) has decided to expropriate 4,200 hectares of land from Compañía Azucarera de Honduras S.A. (CAHSA).

These lands were purchased by the company from different people and groups of farmers, said Marco Ramiro Lobo, deputy director of INA.

Property Rights in Nicaragua

July 2012

Nicaragua is ranked 123 out of 130 countries included in the latest International Right to Property Index by the NGO Americans Tax Reform.

Writing in Laprensa.com.ni, Luis Sanchez Sancho analyzes a particular case of the many that are currently being aired on Nicaragua property rights.

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