Men were arrested this morning in Rio, but it is still unclear who ordered the execution
Oppression of MST and Social Movements
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.
by Charlotte Casey, Bay Area Friends of the MST
About 100 people gathered in front of the Brazilian consulate in San Francisco on January 18 to protest Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s threats against the Amazon and the indigenous people who live there.
Landless leader told Brasil de Fato that, despite threats, MST will not back off from social struggle
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.
Police do not rule out any hypothesis, but relatives of those executed point to political crime
On Saturday night (December 8, 2018), two heavily armed masked hitmen attacked an MST encampment and murdered two MST militants José Bernardo da Silva and Rodrigo Celestino while they were eating dinner.
After 24 days of resistance against the injunction that ordered the eviction of the Quilombo Campo Grande Camp families, Judge Marcos Henrique Caldeira Brant suspended the decision of the Agrarian Court. He considered that the peasants "have occupied the rural area for a considerable period, approximately 14 years, with cultivation of coffee plantations among others, including buildings in which their families live," as the document states.
Activists fear a rise in human rights violations with Bolsonaro
Social movements and victims report crimes against indigenous people, the Black community, the LGBTQ community, immigrants and women to the IACHR
Federal Judge Sergio Moro will serve as the Minister of Justice in Jair Bolsonaro’s government