"For the martyrs of Eldorado", says Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement leader, "we are willing to face this new time"
This year's April Campaign denounces hunger and slavery and reaffirms the struggle for land, democracy and in defense of the environment. Photo: MST/BA Communication Collective and Jonas Souza
COVID-19 paralyzed the world and exposes the vulnerability of the current globalized agribusiness food system and the dangers it poses to all forms of life.
The Movement signed commitments in the struggle for Agrarian Reform, against the withdrawal of rights of the Brazilian people, in defense of the environment and national sovereignty
By the National Coordination of the MST
The clear waters of the Paraopeba River in São Joaquim de Bicas (MG), metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte (MG), were filled with mud and changed their color. What once was crystalline now has texture and coloring similar to an oil paint: dense, viscous, brownish. The desolate scenery is aggravated by the odor of decaying fish.
The interim president participated in the Global Agribusiness Forum and received a pledge of support from sectors of the Brazilian elite.
The acting president, Michel Temer, said on Monday July 4th that he is not afraid to propose unpopular measures "if they are to better the country."
“The sugar cane, beef and soy of Mato Grosso are stained with the blood of the indigenous”, declares one passage of the statement.
Last Friday the MST released a statement vehemently condemning the massacre committed against the Guarani and Kaiowa community in the interior of South Mato Grosso in which 20 people suffered gunshot wounds and an indigenous man, Clodiodi Aquileu Rodrigues, was brutally murdered.
For João Pedro Stedile, of the MST’s national leadership, Dilma’s victory would allow a scenario and confluence of forces more conducive to social progress.