Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Afro-Brazilians Demand Slavery Reparations Because 'Poverty Has A Color'

This article is the second in a two-part series about Brazil's quilombo movement. Read the first part here.

But dry or not, the ability to walk freely across this field marked a major victory for Pereira. He and a group of slave descendants from the roughly 1,500-person hamlet of Barra do Parateca have spent the last five years invading chunks of land across the area that they say are rightfully theirs under a well-known but haphazardly enforced article of the Brazilian Constitution. That law guarantees permanent, non-transferable land titles to Brazilians descended from the members of runaway slave settlements. Such communities of descendants are known in Brazil as "quilombos."

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