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Aaron



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Hi there,

I am brand-spankin' new to this forum but all I am looking for is a little help sorting out the current conflicts surrounding Brazil. Sifting through news site after news site trying to find conflicts only goes so far without any background knowledge at all so I decided to ask for help. I have started a research project on current conflicts in Brazil (not by choice) and need to do an exploratory essay on an environmental issue, a socio-economic issue, and a political issue. I was wondering if perhaps you could tell me which issues are the largest and 3 that fit in these categories. Also, if possible (definetly not necessary) a link could be provided with the conflict. The only time restraint is sometime between now and around Monday of next week, but any help would do!

Thanks immensely in advance - Aaron

Total Posts: 2 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 12:07 am on Jan. 23, 2003 | IP
Patinho



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Aaron-

First, I am proud to be the first to welcome you to the forum. This is a great place to learn alot of things. There are some really great discussions going on. I hope you will frequent the board often.

Second, I am unsure exactly the meaning of "conflicts". You say this, and I think of war. Anyway... are you talking more about current affairs or issues?

To cover your political part of the assignment, you might try finding information about the newly elected President Lula. There was alot of controversy leading up to his election. He was even compared to Fidel Castro. I am not saying I share this opinion.... but trust me, you can find alot of info about this.

Good Luck!

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"Quem quer viver faz magica"
--Guimaraes Rosa

Total Posts: 67 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 12:27 am on Jan. 23, 2003 | IP
Aaron



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Hi! Thanks for the response.

As far as what I mean by conflicts - conflicts mean any issue that raised some sort of controversy or something along those lines, it by no means has to be physical. I think if I did something with Lula for the political portion, one of the environmental issues that have recently popped up, that leaves me still lacking a socio-economic issue. If anyone has any ideas as to a hot topic, conflict, or issue that has to do with classes (lower-class vs. higher class, etc) that would be great.

Thanks again!

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Jo


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Try MST or the "sem terra" (without land) movement.   Lower class people without land move onto undeveloped land to claim it as their own.   Land distribution is a big issue outside of the cities.

The MST was very quiet during the presidential campaign because they didn't want to call attention to Lula's more radical roots.

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Jo

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