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Who owns it? Three arguments for land claims in latin America [¿A quién le pertenece? Tres argumentos para el reclamo de tierras en América Latina]

Barry, Christian; Overland, Gerhard


Indigenous and non-indigenous communities in Latin America make land claims and support them with a variety of arguments. Some, such as Zapatistas and the Mapuche, have appealed to the “ancestral” or “historical” connections between specific communities and the land. Other groups, such as MST in Brazil, have appealed to the extremely unequal distribution of the land and the effects of this on the poor; the land in this case is seen mainly as a means for securing a decent standard of living for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Revista de Ciencia Politica
DOI: 10.4067/S0718-090X2017000300713
Access Rights: Open Access


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