Agriculture minister, former Brazilian soccer association president, and close friend of Michel Temer targeted in movement ahead of congressional vote

Hundreds of landless agricultural workers have invaded farms belonging to Brazil’s agriculture minister, the former president of the Brazilian soccer association, and a close friend of President Michel Temer.

The invasions on Tuesday form part of a campaign called “Corrupt People! Give Us Back Our Land” launched by the Landless Workers Movement – known by its Portuguese initials, MST – launched to ramp up pressure on Temer before a 2 August congressional vote on whether he should stand trial on corruption charges.

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