Colombian peasants wooed with land to adopt family planning

August 23, 2010 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Colombia, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Kent Welton for this story.

Reporting from Abibe, Colombia

Think of the 10 women who just had their fallopian tubes tied at a clinic in northern Colombia as foot soldiers in Erwin Goggel’s lonely war on overpopulation and poverty.

A film producer and heir to a dairy fortune, Goggel is offering nine-acre plots rent-free to poor men and women who agree to have vasectomies and tubal ligations. He pays for all the surgical procedures, including the 10 operations performed late last month in Monteria, the capital of Cordoba state, about 30 miles south of here.

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