Peasants announce protests against 'Banana Law' in Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several peasant organizations in Honduras announced protests against the so-called 'Banana Law', which currently favors domestic and international private capital in the agricultural sector.
According to the peasants, the decree represents a setback for the agrarian conquests obtained in the last few years, as it motivates to transfer lands now cultivated by them to the highest bidder, Criterio noted.
The Executive Decree No. PCM-030-2020, official name of the legal regulation signed by President Juan Orlando Hernandez and his Council of State Secretaries (ministers) on April 9, established measures to ensure sovereignty and food security in Honduras, given the health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The peasant movement presented at the Supreme Court of Honduras an appeal of unconstitutionality against Decree No. PCM 030-2020.
Consulting attorneys of the peasant movement denounce that the decree gives lands to the domestic and international agricultural industry for 30 years.
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