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    LOS COCO, NICARAGUA

    Since the overthrow of the Somoza regime in 1979, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has gone ahead with its plans for agrarian reform.

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    GV Field and workers collecting chillies and tomatoes (5 shots) 0.46
    GV Workers loading crates of tomatoes on to truck, sorting fruit (4 shots) 1.36

    Background: LOS COCO, NICARAGUA

    Since the overthrow of the Somoza regime in 1979, the Sandinista government in Nicaragua has gone ahead with its plans for agrarian reform. Large estates, formerly owned by the late President Somoza and his friends, have been broked up into co-operative communes. The co-operative village of Los COCO is one example. The estate was formerly owned by a bank in which President Somoza had an interest. Today, its supports 50 workers and their families -- a total of about 400 people. The co-operative farm grows chillies and tomatoes, and all the members help in harvesting the crop. The communes control their own affairs, deciding on what crops they will produce, and how to finance their ventures. Because agricultural land in Nicaragua is very fertile, the country has the potential to provide well for its two and a half million inhabitants.

    Source: REUTERS - MICHELE TAVERNA

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    Film ID:
    VLVACR9UKQLHOHYTJKGM66TPW2FMZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACR9UKQLHOHYTJKGM66TPW2FMZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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