Brazil: Protect smallholders from violence

Brazil: Protect smallholders from violence

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Index Number: AMR 19/009/2011
Date Published: 7 June 2011
Categories: Brazil

Hired gunmen have fired shots over two communities of rural workers in the state of Tocantins, northern Brazil. Five community leaders have been “marked down for death”. There is a long-running land dispute in the area between local farmers and smallholders, who are fighting for land reform.


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