In late July, the Honduran government committed to the formation of a three-part commission to find solutions to the land conflicts in the Bajo Aguán region of Honduras. The commission will be made up of the United Nations High Commissioner’s Office, a committee of victims of land conflicts, and the Honduran government. The commission will deal with issues of criminalization and persecution of campesinos seeking to reclaim land and will address ongoing evictions, investigations, and reparations related to the more than 132 assassinations of campesinos in the region. 

The representative of the victims, Victor Fernandez, pointed out that agroindustrial companies converted more than 24,711 acres of land obtained through fraudulent sales and purchases into estates, failing to comply with the provisions of the agrarian reform and the Constitution of the Republic.