Located in the town of Itinga, Maranhão state, 620 kilometers far from the state’s capital city, São Luís, the four year Marielle Franco Camp is facing eviction threats by Viena Steel Company, which claims the ownership of nine hectares of land. Despite the conflicts, 150 families living in the camp stand out in agroecological food production, which, in addition to guaranteeing subsistence, is sold at fairs in the nearest cities.
“These cashew trees here, we watered them. He got tired of carrying buckets of water in his back to water the plants, and now we see the damage it caused. If it was not for the poison, I think he would profit quite well, selling cashew and cashew nuts, because there are seventy cashew trees here”, says Antônia Aguiar, a farmer in the Marielle Franco Camp.
Also on What’s Happening in Brazil: Today’s Culture Talk has a very special taste: we go to Fortaleza, Ceará’s capital city, to learn more about the School of Social Gastronomy. Since 2018, the project has offered professional training and mentoring to those who want to enter the cuisine business.
“Pelos” is a band founded in Belo Horizonte in 1999. The 23-year-old group asserted itself as one of the main rock bands in the city. Now, we will listen to the song “Fausto do Gueto”, which means “Faust From The Ghetto”. The song’s title is a pun on “Faust” by Goethe.,
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Edited by: Arturo Hartmann