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Dear Friends of the MST,

In this special bulletin we include an article from researcher Juliano de Carvalho Filho, a professor from the faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Sao Paolo (USP), who has worked on the national program for agrarian reform and is a member of the Brazilian Association for Agrarian...

In 2004, rural workers living in 20 settlements on the Pirituba Ranch located in the Itapeva region, southeast of São Paolo, realized that they needed to take a different approach to caring for their lands — an approach that would also preserve the environment. During the Regional Settlements Forum, motions were proposed including: improving...

Report Released: "Human Rights Violations in the Amazon: Conflict and Violence in the State of Pará."

English-language Edition of the report:
http://www.rfkmemorial.org/human_rights/2001_Frigo/...

Tired of waiting almost 11 years for compensation from the government, the rural workers who are representatives of the victims of the massacre of Corumbiara announced on January 9, that they intend to send a commission to Brasilia in March in the hopes of meeting with President Lula.

They ask that justice be done for the death of nine...

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights / Terra de Direitos Human Rights Legal Clerkship - Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil 2006

Length of Clerkship

The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights and Terra de Direitos are recruiting law students or recent law school graduates for a legal clerkship in Brazil that is...

While the United Nations (UN) insists that the soldiers of peace – known as MINUSTAH – are securing their objective of social and economic stability in Haiti, a number of social movements disagree with this view.

According to the Mission of Investigation and Solidarity with the Haitian People, Haiti’s problem is not a military problem....

Dear Friends of the MST:

In order to win a lot of victories in the coming year, the MST is planning struggles and mobilizations. They are forms of organized social pressure where we want to have fewer fast food restaurants on every corner and more libraries and bookstores; access to land to produce healthy and cheap food, jobs and a...

[12/26/2005] Contag contests the settlement numbers published by the MDA

Data published by the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) – that 117.5 thousand families were settled in 2005 are contested by the National Confederation of Farm Workers (CONTAG). The organization claims that the number is no higher than 60 thousand.

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It is the latifundio owners and their defenders who are heinous

By Marcos Rogério de Souza*

The Congressional Committee of Inquiry on Land Issues (CPMI) concluded its activities, approving a lateral report that criminalizes the MST’s activities and impedes progress for agrarian reform. The document is so reactionary that it ends...

[12/22/05] MST Disputes Government’s Land Reform Figures for 2005

The National Coordinating Body of the MST has rebuked the Land Reform figures for 2005 released by the Lula government. The Movement insists that the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) is repeating methods used by the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso [1995-2002...

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