President-elect Bolsonaro and a general in his security team want to allow niobium mining in protected area
The proposal goes against Constitutional Amendment 81, which became known as the "PEC [Proposed Constitutional Amendment] of slave labor"
Brazil’s ex-president spoke about current events with MST leader and Workers’ Party former chair
Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has been held at the Federal Police headquarters since April 7th, received the visit of Rui Falcão, former chair of the Workers’ Party, and João Pedro Stedile, from the National Coordination of Brazil’s Landless Workers' Movement (MST).
Popular culture represents resistance, confrontation with the hegemonic model of capital and struggle continues in defense of another cultural and political project for the country.
Designed by civil society organizations, bill challenges rural lobby and promotes agroecology systems
According to Keli Mafort, of the national coordination of the MST, the agrarian counter-reform by the coup government must be defeated in the struggle.
Many believe agribusiness pulled Brazil out of the worst recession in its history. Estimates for 2017 register a scant 0.4% growth after four years of crisis, according to the Boletim Focus from the National Central Bank. Agribusiness represents almost 23% of Brazil’s GDP.
The continuity of the coup government of Michel Temer and of his parliamentarians in the Congress is one of the negatives points of this year.
The question that prevails is: What to expect of 2018?
Every new year there is a balance of the advances and setbacks in the life of the people. But in this 2017, filled with memorable events, it is difficult to chose.
Special reports deal with the serious impacts generated by the use of agrochemicals in the production of food for the health of the consuming population, rural workers and the environment.
For each activity carried out by the MST, the subject of agrochemicals is approached with the objective of alerting society about the dangers of the agribusiness food production model for the health of the Brazilian people and the environment.
To the MST leader, foreign capital controls the country after the institutional coup that ousted Dilma.