MST Victories

Bolsonaro Government retreats and cancels suspension of agrarian reform

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.
 

Eviction of Quilombo Campo Grande Canceled!

After 24 days of resistance against the injunction that ordered the eviction of the Quilombo Campo Grande Camp families, Judge Marcos Henrique Caldeira Brant suspended the decision of the Agrarian Court. He considered that the peasants "have occupied the rural area for a considerable period, approximately 14 years, with cultivation of coffee plantations among others, including buildings in which their families live," as the document states.

After five years of impunity, arrests for four accused of assassinating landless activist Fábio Santos

Two other suspects fled. The MST links their flight to the fact that the state police announced the arrest warrant ahead of time.

This past Wednesday morning (July 11th), state police carried out an operation that ended with the arrests of four people accused of ordering and carrying out the assassination of the MST activist Fábio Santos.

The MST awards the “Struggle for Land” Prize to 22 fighters

More than 600 people attended the award ceremony, which on significant dates is conferred on people who stood out in defense of Struggle for Land Recipientspeasant struggles, agrarian reform, and a socialist society. The “Struggle for Land” Prize was awarded on January 24, 2015 at the Florestan Fernandes National School in Guararema (SP).  The award was last given in 2009, in celebration of the MST's 25th anniversary. Now the landless share the award again to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Movement, completed in 2014.

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