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The Eldorado dos Carajás Massacre: 20 years of Impunity and Violence in Brazil


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The Eldorado dos Carajás Massacre: 20 years of Impunity and Violence in Brazil

WASHINGTON - Twenty years on from a brutal massacre of landless farm workers by Brazil’s military police, impunity persists for crimes committed against rural communities in the county -with 50 murders in 2015 making it the deadliest year in more than a decade, Amnesty International said today.

Since 19 landless farm workers were killed in the south-east of Pará state on 17 April 1996 – an incident which became known as the Eldorado dos Carajás massacre – more than 271 rural workers and leaders have been killed in Pará alone.

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