Responsible for land reform, Nabhan Garcia defends weapons in the field, promises to close MST schools and says he will not negotiate with the movement.
Movements celebrated measure and will now fight for agroecological farming to replace current fruit production system
The governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana, signed a bill into law this week banning crop dusting in the northern Brazilian state. The measure was welcomed by people’s movements that have been exposing the problems of pesticide abuse in the area.
Documents distributed to INCRA's managers provide for the interruption in the purchase and demarcation of land for the creation of [agrarian reform] settlements. The agency says measure is temporary, but does not say how long it will last.
President-elect Bolsonaro and a general in his security team want to allow niobium mining in protected area
The proposal goes against Constitutional Amendment 81, which became known as the "PEC [Proposed Constitutional Amendment] of slave labor"
Brazil’s ex-president spoke about current events with MST leader and Workers’ Party former chair
Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has been held at the Federal Police headquarters since April 7th, received the visit of Rui Falcão, former chair of the Workers’ Party, and João Pedro Stedile, from the National Coordination of Brazil’s Landless Workers' Movement (MST).
Popular culture represents resistance, confrontation with the hegemonic model of capital and struggle continues in defense of another cultural and political project for the country.
Designed by civil society organizations, bill challenges rural lobby and promotes agroecology systems
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.
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.