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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Thursday night at the Metalworkers Union building in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo) along with close allies and hundreds of supporters,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus request to remain free while appealing his twelve year one month conviction. With the Court’s six...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of pro-government backers took to the streets on Friday in Brazil to show their support for President Dilma Rousseff’s administration as well as state-owned oil giant Petrobras. Marches entitled...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Protesting against the country’s agribusiness model, thousands of landless Brazilians have been marching on highways, occupying rural properties and public buildings since the beginning of the month. According to the...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The number of people murdered in Brazil over land and environmental disputes rose by more than ten percent in 2012, to a total of 32 deaths, according to a land rights...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - More than 25 years after emerging in defiance of a teetering military dictatorship, the Brazilian Landless Worker's Movement, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), again forced itself into...
By Carlos Graffigna, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As residential and commercial real estate markets across the world have submerged into recession over the last year, the value of farmland has steadily risen, driven by several factors and the...
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