Hugo Chavez: Land Reform in Venezuela. By Jacqui, Mohamed, Alexis, and Akich. In 1960 nearly 2/3 of the population lived in the country side. 1970-Oil BOOM Inequality and crime in the cities. Smallest agricultural sector in Latin America 1998-Hugo Chavez elected President of Venezuela .
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By Jacqui, Mohamed, Alexis, and Akich
1.The Instituto Nacional de Tierras
("National Land Institute")
2. The Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Rural ("National Rural Development Institute")
3. The Corporación de Abastecimiento y Servicios Agrícolas ("Agricultural Corporation of Supplies and Services")
In order to speed up the process of agrarian reform, on February 4, 2003 Hugo Chávez signed a presidential decree formally launching mission Zamora as part of the National Land Institute.
Mission Zamora was a quick way for government to distribute land.
Much of the land distributed under Mission Zamora was empty or already owned by the government
Decisions left up the National Land Institute (INTI)
Estates to be taxed as long as they are idle
The Reform in 2005
Wilpert, Gregory. "Venezuela’s Land Reform." LRAN. Web. 22 Mar. 2011. <http://www.landaction.org/display.php?article=334>.
Fedecamaras will file a case with Supreme Court.Nationalization of Firms
Do you think Chavez was successful in the development and implementation of Ley de Tierras? Why or why not?
Will the negative impact of the black market outweigh the positive results of selling land titles?
Do you believe plans to improve the infrastructure will be enough to produce a food surplus in Venezuela?