Brazil’s Landless Mobilize Protest

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 the nation's attention last week as members occupied several government offices in Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The occupation targeted the National Agrarian Reform Institute, coinciding with a much wider "day of struggle" that coordinated protests throughout the country, demonstrating for those in office the numbers that the MST is able to galvanize.

“Agrarian reform is halted . . .

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