The government has launched at least 16 cases at the National Agrarian Reform Institute (INRA) before the agri-environmental court to review land titles during the reign of Jeanine Añez, Minister for Rural Development and Land, Remmy Gonzales, Tuesday.
The government agency said that among these reviews is former Economy Minister Branko Marinkovic, who, according to Gonzales, was awarded more than 30,000 hectares of land when the state’s political constitution stipulates that one person can have access to a maximum of 5 thousand hectares.
“So far we have initiated around 16 lawsuits and will continue to do so until we reach all those countries that have been illegally acquired and badly titled by a de facto government,” he said after a press conference in which he held the fair for Cocoa and Amazonian Fruits, which takes place on September 9th and 10th in the city of La Paz.
The Minister of Rural Development and Land reported that during the Añez government, essentially under management in 2020, nearly 1 million hectares of land in the land were entitled, which are now being reviewed for implementation within the country as part of the applicable regulations.
On August 2, during a commotion on Agricultural Revolution Day, President Luis Arce announced the revision of the land allocation under the Añez government. “In 2020, the reorganization and eligibility of small plots was paralyzed, privileged sectors benefited from the titling of 760,750 hectares of land, 70% of the land titles granted by the de facto government will be reviewed under national law and canceled in accordance with the promulgation of the Decree 4494 this year, “he said.
On the other hand, Gonzales reported that there were also attacks on public land during the Añez administration because there was no control over it.