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Dear Friends of the MST,

In this edition we are promoting the 250-year anniversary celebrations of Sepé Tiaraju’s death, which will happen next week in São Gabriel (Rio Grande do Sul). The MST proudly follows the legacy of courage, struggle, dedication to a cause, a spirit of sacrifice and love of land left to us by Sepé and the Guarani...

Encamped MST families in the municipality of Nonoai (RS) marched yesterday to the public prosecutor’s office with accusations of violence that had been carried out by gunmen of a ranch in front of the encampment. An agricultural plane belonging to the rancher Alberto Ângelo Tagliari, owner of the Real Ranch, was used to spray pesticide over the...

People in MST encampments in the municipality of Nonoai (RS) marched yesterday to the public prosecutor’s office with accusations of violence that had been carried out by gunmen of a ranch in front of the encampment. An agricultural plane belonging to the rancher Alberto Ângelo Tagliari, owner of the Real Ranch, was used to spray pesticide over...

The Justice Department for the state of Pernambuco has revoked the order of preventative imprisonment for the five MST activists facing persecution. With this decision, the only landless worker who had been imprisoned, Jose Bernardo de Sena, was freed.

"The truth has been reestablished", stated Jaime Amorim, Member of the MST National...

The expected update of Brazil's Land Productivity Indices, used to identify land that is unproductive and available for the purposes of Agrarian Reform, has been delayed once again. The Minister of Agrarian Development, Miguel Rosseto, announced that the actual updating will take place in February of this year. The Lula government had promised...

Dear Friends of the MST,

In this special bulletin we include an article from researcher Juliano de Carvalho Filho, a professor from the faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Sao Paolo (USP), who has worked on the national program for agrarian reform and is a member of the Brazilian Association for Agrarian...

In 2004, rural workers living in 20 settlements on the Pirituba Ranch located in the Itapeva region, southeast of São Paolo, realized that they needed to take a different approach to caring for their lands — an approach that would also preserve the environment. During the Regional Settlements Forum, motions were proposed including: improving...

Report Released: "Human Rights Violations in the Amazon: Conflict and Violence in the State of Pará."

English-language Edition of the report:
http://www.rfkmemorial.org/human_rights/2001_Frigo/...

Tired of waiting almost 11 years for compensation from the government, the rural workers who are representatives of the victims of the massacre of Corumbiara announced on January 9, that they intend to send a commission to Brasilia in March in the hopes of meeting with President Lula.

They ask that justice be done for the death of nine...

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights / Terra de Direitos Human Rights Legal Clerkship - Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil 2006

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The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights and Terra de Direitos are recruiting law students or recent law school graduates for a legal clerkship in Brazil that is...

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