Sola Rey

Brazil’s Economy

Can you own a piece of land? If it is the sacred land where your ancestors hunted and fished and are now buried upon, do you have more claim to it than a farmer who has bought the land from the Government and possesses land titles?

In 2003, the Guarani Indians reoccupied 14 farms in their ancestral land in Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil. The Federal Court ordered their eviction, but the farmers who had lost the land they bought could not wait, and decided to take matters into their own hands and force the Indians to leave.

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