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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)


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Bernardo Mançano Fernandes, in MST:
Formação e territorialização
, São Paulo: Editora Hucitec, 1996.
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Founding of the Padre Josimo Tavares dos Santos Cooperative (COPAJOTA), state of São Paulo, 1992

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Tavares, Josimo Morais (1953-86)
'Black priest, member of the Pastoral Land Commission, who was active in the Bico do Papagaio region, in Tocantins. He was murdered by a gunman hired by landowners of the UDR, on May 10, 1986, in the city of Imperatriz, Maranhão. Only the gunman was convicted' (Fernandes, Bernardo Mançano e Stedile, João Pedro. Brava gente: a trajetória do MST e a luta pela terra no Brasil. São Paulo: Editora Fundação Perseu Abramo, 1999, p. 68 n. 4). 

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