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Federico Rossi publishes article in Mobilizing Ideas on the Rural Landless Workers Movement

September 25th, 2013

Federico Rossi, Center for Inter-American Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, published an article in Mobilizing Ideas titled ‘€œMapping the Sem Terra of Brazil‘€ on September 4th. The Movimiento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) (the Rural Landless Workers Movement) is the main social movement organization (SMO) of the land reform/tenure movement in Brazil. The origin and characteristics of the MST are traceable to three processes: the social consequences of the Brazilian modernization of agriculture in the 1980-1990s, the emergence of Liberation Theology in the 1970s, and the legacy of pre-1964 coup land struggles. In this article, Rossi addresses the MST‘€™s origin and goal, organization, repertoire of strategies, growth, diffusion, and alliance,

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