Por: France Press
BRASILIA (AFP) Un líder de la etnia kaiowá guaraní, desalojada hace diez días por orden judicial de una tierra en Mato Grosso do Sul, fue asesinado por presuntos guardianes de haciendas, indicaron el domingo el Consejo Indigenista Misionario (Cimi) y medios de ese estado del centro-sur de Brasil.
The Manifesto to the Brazilian People was elaborated during the MST's IV National Congress. It is a synthesis of the debates and represents a message to all organised sectors of Brazilian society.
Dear companheiros and companheiras, throughout our immense and beloved Brazil,
In his nasal drawl, Carioca Carlos Sandroni, pronounced that music was the most powerful motivator of people in Brazil. This musicology professor I was interviewing in Rio then substantiated his claim all over Brazil, samba and funk schools generate income to fund education, music is used by communities in preventing involvement in drugs and crime and over the years, even governments have used music to foster a sense of Brazilian nationalism.
Below is a translation of an interview that the magazine Jornal Sem Terra conducted with Ricardo Rezende Figueira, who worked for 20 years in the state of Para as a member of the Catholic Church's Land Commission. He holds a doctorate in Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Jornal Sem Terra: Statistics show that slave labor is increasing here in Brazil. What are the reasons that in this the 21st century slavery continues to be a reality in this country?