RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - A group of Brazilian landless peasants threatened on Monday to block a railroad run by mining giant CVRD and halt iron ore shipments from Carajas area in a protest
Dear Friends of the MST,
Since 1985, Brazilian families have in large numbers taken to the MST’s call for “bottom-up” agrarian reform.
Today the Pastoral Commission on Land (Comissão Pastoral da Terra, CPT ) is publishing data about rural conflicts in Brazil in the year 2017.
According to Keli Mafort, of the national coordination of the MST, the agrarian counter-reform by the coup government must be defeated in the struggle.
With joy and irreverence, the MST Folia bloc has drawn important guidelines around the struggle for democracy
The place is the same where the encampment Marcelino Chiarello was violently evicted in November 2017.
On Saturday morning, February 17, 2018, 400 families of the MST of Santa Catarina reoccupied the area where the encampment Marcelino Chiarello suffered a violent eviction in November 2017.
Many believe agribusiness pulled Brazil out of the worst recession in its history. Estimates for 2017 register a scant 0.4% growth after four years of crisis, according to the Boletim Focus from the National Central Bank. Agribusiness represents almost 23% of Brazil’s GDP.
The continuity of the coup government of Michel Temer and of his parliamentarians in the Congress is one of the negatives points of this year.
The question that prevails is: What to expect of 2018?
Every new year there is a balance of the advances and setbacks in the life of the people. But in this 2017, filled with memorable events, it is difficult to chose.
The Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) will be awarded the Juliana Santilli prize for conservation and agro-ecology.
Members of Brazil’s largest social movement the Landless Worker’s Movement (MST) will be awarded the Juliana Santilli prize for conservation and sustainable use of agro-biodiversity.