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Land in Brazil: PT abandoning land reform?

16 March 2015

LAND IN BRAZIL — Is the PT abandoning land reform?

Land in Brazil is a new blog series, part of LAB’s Latin America Inside Out Blog. This new blog series is launched with an interesting first post by Catherine Morgans. She charts the rising concerns of landless and indigenous groups in Brazil at the pro-agribusiness stance of the PT Government and, in particular, the words and actions of its Minister of Agriculture, right-wing senator Kátia Abreu. Abreu has openly stated her belief that large-scale land reform is no longer necessary and accused FUNAI, Brazil’s indigenous foundation, of defending the occupation of productive land and being an obstacle to progress. Abreu is an advocate for GM crops and believes more roads should be constructed in the Amazon. (Read more)

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