Peasant Struggle Day in Brazil
Peasant Struggle Day in Brazil is held on April 17. Established in 1996 in memory of repressions against the Landless Movement. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Landless Workers Movement, Portuguese Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, Brazilian social movement seeking agrarian reform through land expropriation. The Landless Workers Movement is one of the largest and most-influential social movements in Latin America. Thousands of Brazilian families live in its land-occupation settlements in an effort to redistribute land to rural workers for small-scale farming. Brazil is characterized by extreme inequality, with nearly 2 percent of landowners controlling approximately half of all agricultural land.
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