Brazil

Squatted building Carolina Maria de Jesus, in Belo Horizonte, was named after the author of “Child of the Dark” / Thainá Nogueira / Brasil de Fato MG
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What’s life like in a squatted building in Brazil?

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Amid threats of eviction and harassment, families manage to build bonds and hope By Joana Tavares / Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / May 19, 2018 “After what happened in São Paulo, the media suddenly ‘discovered’ that there are homeless people in the country. They just forgot […]

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Launch of PT platform at Free Lula Vigil in Curitiba, southern Brazil / Photo Credit: Ricardo Stuckert
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Brazil: Could Lula run for president from prison?

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Election law expert argues that the imprisonment of Brazil’s ex-president does not make him ineligible to run for office By Leonardo Fernandes / Source: Brasil de Fato / May 10, 2018 Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sent a message to Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) activists […]

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Residents of settlements sell great diversity of products at the 3rd National Agrarian Reform Fair in São Paulo / Photo: Kelito Trindade
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Agrarian reform cooperatives change landless workers’ lives in Brazil

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Residents of settlements showcase their forms of organization at the MST National Fair in São Paulo Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / May 8, 2018 Many different forms of organization were necessary for the Landless Workers’ Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra – MST) to successfully […]

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