Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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 “Mapping 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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