Brazil's Afro-Brazilian Quilombo community
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- Traditional Black Amazon Community Fights for
Recognition of Land Rights
- By Glen Switkes, 6 June 1995. The community of Boa Vista,
Para, is a
quilombo, comprised of descendants of
escaped slaves who live along the Trombetas River in the
northern Amazon region of Brazil. They now are close to
achieving secure land rights against take-over by a multinational
aluminum mining operation (Alcoa, Reynolds, Norsk Hydro).
- Life quality of Brazilian negroes
- SEJUP, News from Brazil, 5 June 1997. Brazil
on a world scale ranks 62nd in quality of life. When the
black population was only taken into consideration, Brazil
ranked 120th. 35.2% of the blacks and 33.6% of
(mestizos) are unable to read and write, compared to 15% of
the white population.
- For Some Brazilian Slave Descendants, Home at
- By Stephen Buckley, The Washington Post,
Sunday 28 January 2001. Last year the Brazilian government
issued a title of ownership to the quilombo community, ensuring
that people who live in the Rio das Ras quilombo would never be
forced illegally from this land. It is a promise that 2 million
other impatient quilombo residents are waiting to see fulfilled.