Brazil

Left Wing: Lula and the MST inaugurate a football field in honour of Sócrates Brasileiro Vijay Prashad Sun, 12/24/2017 - 08:19
Lula and the MST at the ENFF
Lula and the MST at the ENFF

 

On Saturday, the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) or the Landless Workers' Movement of Brazil inaugurated a new football field at its Florestan Fernandes National School (ENFF) in Guararema, 80 km from São Paulo. There is no better way to inaugurate a football field than to hold a football match. That is what the MST did. One of the players was former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who governed the country between 2003 and 2010. The field was named after the Brazilian football player and doctor Sócrates.

 

The field at the ENFF is named after Sócrates
The field at the ENFF is nam
Eviction of Residents of Hugo Chávez Camp in Pará, Brazil
Residents watch their camp being burned
Vijay Prashad Fri, 12/15/2017 - 07:17

 

On Thursday the 14th of December, in the rain and cold, the Brazilian armed forces - the Special Missions Command (CME) - arrived at the Hugo Chávez Camp in Pará, Brazil. This camp was set up by the Movement of Landless Workers (MST). Ten days before Christmas, the CME troops forcibly evicted the 300 residents of the camp.

 

Brazilian troops evict 300 families from the Hugo Chávez Camp
Brazilian troops evict 300 families from the Hugo Chávez Camp

 

Brazilian troops evict 300 families from the Hugo Chavez Camp

 

The families have no-where to go. Their children are unable to finish the school year - their school, within the camp, has been destroyed.