Brazil’s MST demands agrarian reform and dignified life for all

Members of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement in Paraná have been mobilized in the Peasant Resistance Vigil for the past three weeks

January 23, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

In the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, residents of the MST (Landless Workers’ Movement) camps have been on a vigil for nearly a month, opposing the eviction authorized by State governor Ratinho Junior. This will threaten the lives and livelihoods of over 200 families. These families have been living and cultivating on this land for the past 20 years.

The organizers of the vigil have stated that the action will only end when the evictions are suspended and the state continues the process of expropriating the land and designating it for agrarian reform.