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Sixty families from two rural communities in the state of Maranhão, northeast Brazil, were left homeless and landless after being forcibly evicted by Maranhão police.
Military Police arrested a man they had apparently mistaken for a drug dealer, in Rio de Janeiro. The police have since claimed they released the man, Amarildo Souza Lima, but he has not been seen...
Antônio Isídio Pereira da Silva of Brazil has received a series of death threats. He is the target of loggers and land-grabbers use violence to intimidate him.