Category Archives: Land Reform

Indigenous Struggles in Brazil

A few stories on indigenous rights from Brazil worth highlighting here. First, in tragic but unsurprising environmental news, a new report suggests that the extremely controversial Belo Monte dam is to blame for the death of thousands of baby turtles. The site continues … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, Land Reform

Was the Impeachment of Fernando Lugo a Coup?

As mentioned late yesterday, Paraguay’s Senate had voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office barely 24 hours after the Chamber of Deputies had brought forth articles of impeachment. Although Lugo had originally appealed to the Supreme Court, saying the … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-In Mexico’s presidential race, a new poll shows PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto’s support staying steady at 42%, with PAN candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota at 29% and Manuel Lopez Obrador at 27% heading into the July 1 election. Unlike elections … Continue reading

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Land Struggles in Brazil

A couple of stories worth highlighting regarding the issue of land use and struggle over access to land in Brazil. First, a new report from rights watchdog Catholic Land Pastoral has said that, while 2011 saw an increase in the … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Class and Classism in the Americas, Land Reform, Peasant Movements, Poverty

Around Latin America

-It has been a terrible week for journalists in Latin America. Earlier this week, a Brazilian journalist from the country’s Northeast who often covered crime was shot six times and killed while eating dinner at a restaurant, marking the fourth … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Several incidents of social unrest throughout Latin America this week highlighted the ongoing struggles of the rural and urban poor. In Rio de Janeiro, residents of the Rato Molhado (“Wet Rat”) favela blocked a highway and burned a bus after … Continue reading

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More Land Activists Murdered in Brazil

Three land activists in the state of Minas Gerais were murdered this past weekend, and police are now investigating whether the murders were “linked to [the activists’] effort to win rights to land also contested by owners of a sugar … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Impunity, Land Reform, Peasant Movements