A series of murders, threats and persecutions have affected the daily life of Cedro and Flexeira, two quilombola communities in Maranhão state, in the northeast of Brazil. A judge, a prosecutor and a substitute city council member are directly involved in land conflicts targeting the communities.
The Amazon centralizes cases of violence on the field in 2012
Rondônia was the state with the most deaths in rural areas. According entity abuses are related to “development model in place”
Brazil to protect Amazon activists threatened with murder
At least 131 people to receive some form of protection after series of assassinations in tussle over land and resources.
Zé Cláudio killers are sentenced to 40 years in prison
Two gunslingers were convicted for the death of the couple. But for lack of evidence, Justice acquitted accused of being the mastermind of the crime.