Assassinations in Brazil

The oligarchy and the enemies of the people murder peasants in Brazil

The Continental Articulation of Social Movements towards the ALBA emphatically condemns the events that occurred earlier today, April 7, 2016, when the Military Police entered with brutality and raining bullets into a camp of thousands of families of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) located in the state of Paraná, killing two peasants and wounding many more.

It’s worth noting that the Military Police that acted in the repressive operative is under the orders of governor Carlos Alberto Richa, of the PSDB party, one of the right-wing organizations that is promoting the soft coup against President Dilma Rousseff.

Added to that, yesterday, in Paraíba, Ivanildo Francisco da Silva, 46 year-old President of the Workers’ Party (PT) in the Mogeiro municipality, was also murdered.

We express our solidarity with Brazil’s MST and we call to continental unity and to manifest in words and actions our determined repudiation against the wave of murders that is sweeping through the whole continent. These are not isolated events, this is a plan orchestrated by the enemies of the peoples to silence voices, instill fear and try to put an end to our fight.

We condemn this unjustifiable act and demand immediate justice and investigation.