Security & Strategic Review - July 2023

BRAZIL: Congress investigates landless workers’ movement

On 23 May a select committee inquiry (CPI) in Brazil’s lower house of congress began investigating the recent activities of the landless workers’ movement, Movimentos dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), which has ties to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s centre-left Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT). This follows reports of a rise in land invasions by the MST since the PT-led coalition government took office in January. The CPI committee is dominated by right-leaning parties while its rapporteur is Ricardo Salles, a former environment minister (2019-2021) under right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023), long known as a fierce opponent of MST, which does not augur well for its prospects.

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