The author argues that a new "development" project in the region will lead to abuses and poverty.
The Catholic Church's Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) says rural organisations are under siege.
Prospects for the Brazilian economy have rarely been better, but at home left-wing analysts are concerned about who is really benefiting. Sue Branford reports.

The Other Haiti

Sue Branford recalls a vibrant country, full of colour and music.
The author argues that all aid should go straight to the communities who need it.

From Copenhagen to Brazil

Live link-ups with Javier Farje in Copenhagen and Jan Rocha in Brazil and panel discussions with Peter Bunyard, Sue Branford & John Hilary.
Now and then there emerges somewhere in the world a social movement that is really exceptional for its integrity, astuteness and mass appeal. For me one of those rare movements is Brazil's  Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)/the Landles
Peasants are suffering the effects of a land grab, stimulated by governments, anxious about their food security, and by multinationals, keen to cash in on agrofuels (In English and French).

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