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Land Inequality in Brazil: Conflicts and Violence in the Countryside

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Land inequality is present in all Brazilian regions in the countryside. This is one of the main factors responsible for the expansion of poverty in these areas, increasing the vulnerable rural population’s dissatisfaction due to several governments’ inaction or inability, spreading on spirals of violence and continuing absence of public policies to reduce the impact of land inequality in the livelihood of rural inhabitants. As there are more people than is officially announced living in rural areas, without public policies taking care of promoting the reduction of inequalities in this sector of society, for a mere matter of, in the official statistical data, a good part of this rural population is non-existent and not accounted for the promotion of socioeconomic well-being, there is no change in the attitude of the Brazilian State towards the issue of inequality in the countryside.

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    In 2022, there were 32 political parties registered with the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), the body responsible for registering political parties and for elections in Brazil. Data retrieved from https://www.tse.jus.br/partidos/partidos-registrados-no-tse.

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Zimerman, A., Correia, K.C., Silva, M.P. (2022). Land Inequality in Brazil: Conflicts and Violence in the Countryside. In: Ioris, A.A.R., Mançano Fernandes, B. (eds) Agriculture, Environment and Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10264-6_6

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