Rural Violence in Brazil: who is responsible

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Wed Jun 14 13:19:35 MDT 2000




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>          Souza, nine years ago. More than 1,000 activists for the landless
>such as
>          Mr. Ribeiro de Souza have been killed in Brazil in the last 10
>years. Only
>          a handful of the murderers have been tried, virtually all of them
>low-level
>          hired triggermen.
>
>          The conviction and sentencing of the powerful Mr. Amorim is one of
>          several recent setbacks for Brazil's ranchers, whose drive for
>land is
>          furthering the destruction of the Amazon and condemning peasants to
>          lives of destitution.
>
>          Brazil has one of the world's most unequal patterns of land
>distribution.


Louis Proyect

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