Brazil: Talks About Use of Drug Land to Resolve Indian-Farmer Land Dispute

Posted on June 14, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Conflicts, Drug Activity, Latin America Indigenous Issues

On June 13, 2013, Globo reported that Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo, farmers, indigenous representatives, as well as members of the government, discussed the possibility of using land that has been confiscated for illegal plantation of drug plants as a possible solution to end the land dispute between the Indians and farmers. However, according to the Constitution, because indigenous land is property of the government, legislation only approves compensation for improvement purposes and not loss of territory. Discussions are still in place to find a legal solution without having to alter the Constitution. Read Article

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