Democracy Now: Honduran Farmworkers Launch Occupation for Land Rights
In Honduras, farmworkers have launched a coordinated occupation nationwide in a major action to assert their land rights. Marking the International Peasant Day of Struggle on Tuesday, thousands of families began squatting on over 46 square-miles of farmland. The farmers say the occupied land is public property exploited by wealthy ranchers. The peasant rights group Via Campesina says the largest occupation is taking place on Honduras’ Caribbean coast, where around 1,500 farm workers have occupied land held by a sugar plantation.