Brazilian community shot at, lives at risk

Brazilian community shot at, lives at risk

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Index Number: AMR 19/018/2012
Date Published: 9 November 2012
Categories: Brazil

The quilombola community of Santa Maria dos Moreiras, Maranhão state in Brazil is being threatened by armed men who have fired shots near their settlement. The threats form a part of a systematic campaign of intimidation, which has included the destruction of crops, threatening the community’s livelihood.


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