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Honduran government evicts shanty town
Honduran army personnel watch as residents dismantle their shacks during an eviction on July 20.
By Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Land disputes are becoming increasingly frequent in Honduras. This trend alarms the nation's business class and sows fear of increased political violence. In a nation where 72 percent of the poorest landowners hold only 11.6 percent of cultivated land, tensions are rising as the poor have few places to go and little opportunities for productive employment.