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A Decades-Long Skirmish Pitches Brazil’s Military Against Descendants of Slaves

The late Afro-Brazilian scholar Abdias do Nascimento set a unique flame to Brazil’s quilombos, ...

Brazil Has Over 2000 Former Slaves Communities Barely Surviving

The legalization of land occupied by "quilombola" communities [communities comprising the offspring of runaway ...

Brazil’s Runaway Slaves Descendants Want Title to Land They Live In

Friday, December 2, was the first day of Brazil’s national encounter of communities formed ...

Former Brazilian Slaves Win One in Court

A ray of hope for quilombos broke through the clouds this month on a ...

Brazil: More Power to Quilombos

Quilombos are rural Afro-Brazilian communities that originated in the 17th century with the rebellion ...