Local April 18, 2015 | 11:57 am

Top military officials accused of seizing land from poorest people

Santo Domingo.– The Campesino Movement of United Communities (MCCU) accused the military on Friday of carrying out forced land dispossessions in the Dominican Republic.

According to the network Telesur, the campesino advocacy organization alleged top military officials have ordered troops to force small farmers off their land in eastern provinces including Monte Plata.

The MCCU claimed generals and colonels have seized swathes of land for their own personal use, Telesur reported and added that the campesino group argued much of the land taken was used by subsistence farmers.

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