Evictions, murders and paralyzed land reform mark Bolsonaro government's first year

by Cristiane Passos - Communication Sector of the CPT National Secretariat

29 murders until December 2019 in conflicts in the countryside, according to partial data from the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT). Constant evictions have become reality once again in the Brazilian countryside, and even with 66 land reform settlement projects ready to be carried out in various regions of the country, the Bolsonaro government has not settled any families in these locations.

A report by the newspaper Folha de São Paulo showed that these 66 settlement projects correspond to 111,426 hectares for land reform in various regions of the country and would have the capacity to house 3,862 families. The area is equivalent in size to the municipality of Rio de Janeiro.

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