By Luíse Desiree From São Paulo, the Radioagência NP April 7, 2009 The Justice Court of Pará nullified, on Tuesday (04/07/09), the trial that acquitted the rancher Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura.
By: Isabella Kenfield For Global Alternatives As Brazil's economy booms from rising agricultural commodity prices worldwide, conflicts over land in the Amazon--where the agricultural frontier is r
The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) announced that the number of people that go hungry in the world rose from 850 million to 925 million this year. What caused this?
by Isabella Kenfield Americas Program, Center for International Policy (CIP) On March 7th—International Women's Day—dozens of Brazilian women occupied a research site of the U.S.-based agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, destroying the greenhouse and experimental plots of genetically-modified (GM) corn.
December 5, 2007, Press Release from Terra de Direitos:
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.
Temer is promoting a bill that enables the purchasing of lands for foreign natural and legal entities.
By Igor Carvalho and Glauco Faria
With a presence in 23 states and the Federal District and with more than 900 settlements with 150 thousand families, the MST celebrates its 30th anniversary this week.