Brazil sees rapid rise in land conflicts, Catholic agency reports

Brazil sees rapid rise in land conflicts, Catholic agency reports A wooden cross is seen in front of a Catholic church as a fire burns a tract of the Amazon jungle being cleared by loggers and farmers. Photo: CNS
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 registered the highest number of land conflict incidents in Brazil since 1985, the Catholic-affiliated Pastoral Land Commission reported. The commission said in a report released May 31 that the country saw an average of more than four conflicts over land daily throughout the year. The report tallied 1,576 conflicts, an…
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