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Eviction of residents in Cajueiro. Image by Ingrid Barros. Brazil, undated.
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Since taking over the government of the State of Maranhão in 2015, Flávio Dino has enabled...

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Image by The Intercept - Brazil. Brazil, 2020.
Image by The Intercept - Brazil. Brazil, 2020.

Imagine waking up one day and finding out you are going to lose your home and your livelihood. And that you'll receive a measly 600 Reais as compensation. This is what happened to members of river-dwelling and Quilombola communities, who were threatened with eviction to make way for massive infrastructure projects in Maranhão, Brazil.

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Imagina você acordar um dia e ficar sabendo que vai perder sua casa e seu sustento. E que, como indenização, vai ganhar míseros R$ 600. Foi o que aconteceu com ribeirinhos e quilombolas, ameaçados de despejo para dar lugar a megaobras no Maranhão.

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