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Videos: Pará, a Land in Conflict (Portuguese)


A water tower is right next to a warehouse in Brazil.

In Anapu, Brazil, people are being murdered for land.

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This story excerpt was translated from Portuguese. To read the original story in full, visit Jornal da Cultura. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

TV Cultura presents the series of reports 'Paráa Land in Conflict,' which addresses the effects of deforestation and land grabbing in Pará, a northern state of Brazil.

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Episode 1: Pará, a Land in Conflict 

In this episode, get to know Altamira, a municipality that has become the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Brazil.

Episode 2: Pará, a Land in Conflict

In the second episode of this series, you will see the drama of 56 families who live in a settlement in Anapu and are threatened by gunmen.

Between 2015 and 2019, 19 people were killed in land conflicts in the region. To promote the logging and the land grabbing industry, invaders threaten small farmers.

Episode 3: Pará, a Land in Conflict 

In the third episode of this series, you will see how Altamira has become one of the most violent regions in Brazil.

Episode 4: Pará, a Land in Conflict

In the fourth episode of this series, you will see how power plants have failed their promises and local communities.

Episode 5: Pará, a Land in Conflict 

The last episode of the special series “Pará, a Land in Conflict” shows the legacy of missionary Dorothy Stang and her tireless efforts to defend the Amazon.

Dorothy was killed by gunmen 17 years ago, a crime that, according to the Public Ministry, was ordered.