Landless Workers Movement

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Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement, "or in Portuguese Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), is the largest social movement in Latin America with an estimated 1.5 million landless members organized in 23 out 27 states. The MST carries out long-overdue land reform in a country mired by unjust land distribution. In Brazil, 1.6% of the landowners control roughly half (46.8%) of the land on which crops could be grown. Just 3% of the population owns two-thirds of all arable lands." [1]

Contact

Web: http://www.mstbrazil.org

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References

  1. About, Landless Workers Movement, accessed September 25, 2008.