War-scarred Colombia bets on land reform to foster peace

By Anastasia Moloney | Mon, 9 Jun 2014 13:30 PM
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VALENCIA, Colombia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When several men turned up at Damaso Dios's thatched-roof home settled on the sweeping cattle plains of northern Colombia, he knew his life was in danger.

"We'll buy the land from you or from your widow," said Dios, recalling the moment 12 years ago when paramilitary henchmen, who were going from farm to farm buying up vast tracts of fertile land, ordered ...

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