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The déjà vu of untitled lands: the Constitutional Court can prevent us from returning a century

“A large proportion of the untitled land concessions between 1849-1872 was for the extraction of cinchona bark (…)  Among the merchants of the bark who obtained  concessions were persons with significant fortunes, and others who had been high officials of the State or had ties to the government. Among them there were also foreign investors. Other export products such as tobacco, rubber, indigo and coffee had a similar fate (…)

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Hard Strike Against Sophisticated Strategies

The devious interpretation of the lawyers from Brigard y Urrutia of Law 160 of 1994, which allowed the accumulation of previously vacant lots by companies like Riopaila, has provoked different reactions. One of those was support from Senator Armando Benedetti, who said that, while the transaction was morally reprehensible, there was no doubt that it was legal.

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