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.
After Repórter Brasil reveals internal documents determining the suspension, INCRA changes its mind and cancels the memorandums. Civil servants assess that the government is lost.
Five days after suspending the country's agrarian reform policy, the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) has stepped back and canceled the stoppage, hampering the creation of rural settlements and the titling of quilombola territories throughout the country.
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.
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