Pantanal on fire / Fogo no Pantanal


I was shown this video yesterday. The author was filming what he thought was an accidental fire, when reality hit the ground. Literally and on fire. The best way to explain what you’re about to see in the video below, was written by the artivist himself on youtube. Here’s a translation of his statement:

“Large landowner sets Pantanal on fire to prepare the ground for his feudal cattle pasture. JM Ranch near ‘Curva do Leque’ at Pantanal, MS (state of Matogrosso do Sul, located south of the Amazon, bordering Bolivia and Paraguay). Scenes like this were taking place simultaneously in various local properties. A real threat to the environment. The spiteful landowner mafia is organised in the rural unions. Activists who try to denounce these crimes are brutally repressed and killed. The rural bourgeois oligarchy spreads terror in the MS fields.”

Mostraram-me este video ontem. O autor filmava o que pensava ser um fogo acidental, quando caiu a ficha. Ou melhor … a tocha. Literalmente. Mas a melhor forma de explicar o que mostra o video acima é mesmo ler o que o próprio artivista escreveu no youtube:

“Fazendeiro latifundiario atea fogo no Pantanal para fazer pastagens para seu feudo de gado. Fazenda JM perto da Curva do Leque no Pantanal MS. Essa cenas aconteciam simultaneamente em diversas fazendas locais. Um verdadeiro atentado contra o meio ambiente. A odiósa mafia de latifundiarios está organizada no Sindicato Rural. Ativistas que tentam denunciar esses crimes são brutalmente reprimidos e mortos. A burguesia oligarquica rural espalha o terror no campo em MS.”

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