Blogs: “Land laundering” and global governance

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In the run up to the Second International Conference on Land Grabbing, two speakers have blogged on different aspects of the rush for land.

Teo BallvĂ© writes about how violent paramilitaries have stolen land in Colombia and then ‘laundered’ it under the guise of grassroots development projects, and Matias Margulis documents the rise of global land governance, and asks whether it can learn from past efforts.

You can follow the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #landgrabs2 or visit the conference website for updates.

(Image: Soldiers patrol an area an area frequented by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Photo: Soldados de la Fuerza Tarea Omega by mauriciomoreno on Flickr)