In Brazilian State of Pará, Impunity Continues in Land Conflict Turned Deadly

In 2017, Pará recorded the highest number of killings (21) of landless rural workers, indigenous people, quilombolas, smallholders of public land, fishers, and agrarian reform settlers, followed by the states Rondônia (17), Bahia (10) and Mato Grosso (9).

By Rachel Mucha, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A year has passed since the April 24th, 2018, assassination of 33-year old quilombola leader Nazildo dos Santos Brito, a resident of the Turé III community in the Acará District of Pará.

According to witnesses, wealthy local farmer José Telmo Zani paid local residents Marcos Viera and Raimundo Santos to kill Nazildo . . .

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