A little over a year ago, the MST asked for international solidarity to stop the eviction of 450 families from the MST settlement in the state of Minas Gerais. Because of the large outpouring of support and solidarity, the order of eviction was suspended in July 2019. Now, a new order of eviction has been issued with an eviction date of August 12. Information on the Quilombo Campo Grande settlement is below.
Proposal provides aid of R$ 3,000 [approximately US$ 575], aid for cisterns and postponement of debts; farmers receive R $ 6 thousand
On Monday (July 20) the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill to help family farmers while the Covid-19 crisis persists.
Put together by social movements, project seeks credit lines and technology to support water access, among other demands
Congress may yet vote this week on a proposal that would provide emergency aid measures, guaranteed by the federal government, to family farmers during the pandemic.
MST proposal points to way out of crises
This Friday (June 5), World Environment Day, the MST launched the Emergency Plan for People’s Agrarian Reform, proposed by the Movement for Brazil with the aim of creating jobs, producing food, moving trade and guaranteeing income and decent living conditions for the people in the midst of the pandemic.
In an exclusive interview, Kelli Mafort, from the national coordination of the MST, talks about the National Plan to be launched this Friday (June 5)
The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) launched on Friday (June 5) the Emergency Plan for People’s Agrarian Reform, taking into account the consequences caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
Action will mark the launch of the Emergency Plan for Agrarian Reform, proposed by the Movement at the national level to face hunger and the economic crisis during the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
For months, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has insisted the coronavirus is not a serious threat. Beyond instituting a national lockdown in mid-March, his government has left 209 million Brazilians largely without federal help during the pandemic.
Experts are highlighting two main factors behind the intensification of disease outbreaks and humans' increased vulnerability to them: