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 MST (Landless Workers Movement) at least 30,000 rural workers have participated in these actions in 22 states throughout Brazil since March 3rd.

“Rural workers are protesting against the Brazilian agribusiness model and propose agro-ecology as an alternative to foreign capital in agriculture,” stated a note released by the MST to the press. The Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here