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Massive Land Grab all over the World

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Comment 109bc: Attention youth: this is your heritage that is being sold away by the men who play God in your countries. This should be an international youth issue. You need to raise awareness using your social media tools.

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A massive international land grab is now underway as investors and national governments buy up millions of acres of farmlands in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  It amounts to an unprecedented and novel set of enclosures of worldwide land, much of it customary land that rural communities use and manage collectively.  Hundreds of millions of rural poor people rely upon the land for their families’ food, water and material — but they don’t have formal property rights in the land.  Those rights typically belong to the government, which is authorizing the sale of “unowned” lands or “wastelands” to investors, who will then use the land for market-based farming ….. READ MORE>>>>>

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Argentina, US in diplomatic spat after cargo seized

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The incident comes amid a chill in US-Argentine bilateral relations, and follows US President Barack Obama’s decision to exclude Argentina from his first scheduled trip to Latin America, in March. Obama will travel to El Salvador, Brazil and Chile. Timerman reacted to this decision by saying that the United States has “more interests than friends.” He said Obama would not visit Argentina because “it won’t buy arms or even sign a defense agreement.”  READ MORE>>>>>>> _________________________________________________________________________________________________

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