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Lula’s Presidential Victory in Brazil Opens up Challenge From Below

By Roger Burbach

Luis Inácio “Lula

Brazil's landless, disappointed, still lean toward Silva in Sunday's presidential runoff

The Associated Press
Published: October 26, 2006


NOVA IGUACU, Brazil Eighty landless families seized farmland six years ago and named it "The Promised Land," joining hundreds of thousands across Brazil who have taken land...

Monsanto’s Seeds of Corruption in Brazil

16 Oct 2006 | by Isabella Kenfield for NACLA

Days before Brazil’s October 1 national elections, about 300 members of Vía Campesina and the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) camped in front of the Santa Rita farm. Located in Santo Antônio da Platina in the state of Paraná, the farm...

ZNet | Brazil

It is imperative to stop the right and defeat Alckmin

by Joao Pedro Stedile | October 12, 2006


We the social movements must mobilize, roll up our sleeves and go to the streets to defeat Alckmin’s candidature.

FROM 1990 to 2002, the dominant classes implemented a disastrous neo-liberal...

Brazil: What’s at Stake in the Second Round
Emir Sader | October 12, 2005

Translated from: Brasil: Lo que está en juego en la segunda vuelta
Translated by: Katie Kohlstedt

Americas Program, International Relations Center (IRC)


What is at stake in the second round of Brazil's presidential elections is...

Guatemala Confers for Agrarian Reform

Guatemala, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Conference is taking place in Guatemala with participation of 200 delegates of farm organizations and representatives of several Latin American countries and international entities.

The objective is to delve into the need for...

Brazil’s principal social movements announce their support for Lula, affirm Alckmin is a step backwards

By: Eduardo Sales de Lima
Published: Brasil de Fato, October 4th, 2006

Brazil’s most significant social movements have signaled that they intend to support Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the 2nd round of presidential...

Dear Friends of the MST and Via Campesina,

In response to the international campaign Terra de Direitos launched to
support the Via Campesina’s occupation of Syngenta Seeds, yesterday the
multinational corporation published a statement in three of Brazil’s
largest daily newspapers, including the Estado de São Paulo....

Solidarity Campaign: The Chico Mendes Encampment, here we produce dignity!

For more than two years, nearly 500 rural landless workers from the Chico Mendes Encampment have fought for the ownership for 580 hectares of land of the Engenho São João. This is part of the Usina Tiúma, owned by the Votorantim Group, one the businesses that owns...

[NOTE]This interview originally appeared in Latin American Perspectives Issue 150, Vol. 33, No. 5, September 2006 128-135; DOI: 10.1177/0094582X06292418. Tarso Luís Ramos is Research Director at Political Research Associates. During 2005, he worked as volunteer press assistant and translator with Brazil’s Movimento dos Trabalhadores...