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.
Rondônia was the state with the most deaths in rural areas. According entity abuses are related to “development model in place”
At least 131 people to receive some form of protection after series of assassinations in tussle over land and resources.
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.