Brasil: “Many landowners also own the media” Interview with Marta Valéria Cunha, coordinator of the Pastoral Land Commission in Amazonas http://alainet.org/active/46154&lang=es
The Pastoral Land Commission or CPT is well known for its advocacy efforts. The organization’s battles, research, and initiatives — like the “Referendum on limiting land ownership” held in September of last year, the “Campaign against slave labor”, as well as its annual reports on the conflicts over land — are never trivial, but on the contrary always leave a mark.CPT is not hampered by anyone, neither the government (including the progressive administrations of Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva [2003-2010]
, and Dilma Rousseff); much less by the landowners and the political parties that support them, which are always strong in parliament. Not even the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops or CNBB — CPT’s parent organization — can hold it back.Latinamerica Press met with Marta Valéria Cunha , who has held this position for seven years, but has been working with the Commission since the 90s when she began as a volunteer. Correspondent Paolo Moiola spoke with her at CPT’s headquarters in Manaus, Amazonas, about the organization and the fight for land.
[i am not christian but many northerners are still clueless,about role of liberation theology and struggle movements in latin america...there is a the good and the bad,and certainly,there is no discounting the role of liberation theology and progressive movements,from brasil to el salvador, to mexico etc..