Brazilian Government

[06/01/08] Informa #151 - Legalization of Land Grabbing

Esteemed friends of the MST, The approval of Provisionary Measure 422, Medida Provisória (MP) 422, by the federal deputies on Tuesday night, May 27, a few hours after the resignation of Marina Silva, the Ministry of the Environment, confirms that the defense of biodiversity is losing the battle against deforestation and development at whatever cost, which are defended by diverse sectors of the government. The recently approved MP 422 can be translated as the “legalization of land grabbing”. It deals with the sale of public lands of up to 1,500 hectares without bidding— broadening the limit by a thousand hectares—under the tutelage of INCRA (National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform, or Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária).

Court suspends eviction from Marielle Vive! encampment

Repossession process for encampment in Valinhos (SP) must undergo further analysis

The Court of Justice of São Paulo (TJSP) suspended for 90 days the order of repossession of the area including the Marielle Vive! encampment, in Valinhos (SP), in the region of Campinas. The court ruling guarantees that as long as the case is under consideration, the 700 families will not be evicted.

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