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BRENNEISEN, Eliane. The landless rural movement and the settlements in the West of Paraná: agreements and disagreements over the struggle for land.Translated byEnrique J. Romera. Estud.soc.agric. [online]. 2005, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1413-0580.

This paper examines three case studies of rural settlements in the west of Paraná, which were settled in different periods, and are representative of the changes in the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (MST) over the years, particularly as regards the organizational forms assumed by the rural settlements. These were based on the collective organization of production, which, when implemented, provoked conflicts revealing the inadequacies of such model. This paper also highlights the tensions between the leadership of the MST and its base, directly related to the existence of two projects in clear opposition: the ideological political project of the MST leadership and the project for organizing daily life and production by the social base of the movement.

Keywords : rural settlements; MST; agrarian reform.

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