Land in Limón returned to former owners by new law

President Laura Chinchilla signed a law Monday that validates the titles of some 10,000 persons who have been living in limbo for as much as 30 years.

The law returns some 132,000 hectares that has been in the possession of the Junta de Administración Portuaria y Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica to previous owners. That’s about 326,179 acres.

The property involves some 4,000 agricultural producers in the areas of Tortuguero, Dabado, 4 Millas de Siquirres and 4 Millas de Matina, Fátima and La Cureña, all Limón province, said Casa Presidencial.

The principal benefit is that occupants will be able to receive public services and also post their properties for loans.

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