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Land in Brazil

The fight for land rights in Brazil’s northeast

Itamar Vieira Júnior's multi award-winning novel gives a voice to silenced Black, Indigenous and Quilombola communities who have fought for their land rights for hundreds of years.

Signs of hope for the Munduruku

Two important advances for the Munduruku Indians in the Brazilian Amazon in recent days suggest that they could pull off an extraordinary victory.

Brazilian Amazon: Land colonization: ‘grandes vs pequenos’

A rare insight into the social structure, class divisions and psychology of colonist communities

Brazil’s environment is under stress

With forest fires in the Amazon and a terrible dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil is paying the cost of its failure to regulate properly human activities

Brazil — rural conflict growing

Though the media in Brazil pays little attention to it, rural violence against indigenous and landless workers is on the increase.

Land in Brazil 5: re-thinking the city of São Paulo

Re-thinking the city of São Paulo

Land in Brazil 4

Rio de Janeiro has long been celebrated for the way in which the rich in their luxury apartments live cheek by jowl with the poor, crowded into favelas perched on the hillside, but this is all changing.

Land in Brazil 3

Because of the flurry of anti--indigenous legislation in the Brazilian Congress, Indians have decided that the only way to save their land and their culture is through direct action.

Land in Brazil 2

MST leader João Pedro Stédile says that "political reform" is the only solution for the country's political crisis

Brazil — castigated by forest fires and dam bursts

With some of the largest forest fires in decades and a burst dam resulting in the country’s worst environmental disaster to date, it has...

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