Brazil land protests – level 2

30-04-2024 07:00

40 years after agrarian reform, Brazil experiences many protests. The Landless Workers Movement is organizing these protests. According to Brazil’s law, the country has to ensure food security.

The movement asks the government to give land to people who need it so that they can grow food. The government promised to settle 73,000 families with 100 million dollars, but it is not enough. Some families use land illegally. The farm lobby has big power and they want these people to leave without going to court.

Activists believe that there is enough land for both the rich and the poor. In the meantime, the protests continue. Almost 1,700 protests took place last year, many of them in the Amazon rainforest.

Difficult words: agrarian (related to farming), food security (when all people have enough food), settle (to give money to someone), lobby (a group of people who influence politicians).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are some of the reasons behind the ongoing protests in Brazil and what actions have the government and activists taken in response?


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