BRAZIL - Exclusive reports of AND on the situation of Tiago dos Santos

Following we want do document the translation of a series of Exclusive Reports from "A Nova Democracia" on the situation of the Camp Tiago dos Santos:


Tiago de Santos Area Resists and cowardly eviction is suspended!

A court order issued by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), signed by Minister Carmen Lucia on the afternoon of October 21st determined the suspension of the eviction of thousands of peasants from the Tiago Campin dos Santos area, located in Nova Mutum Paraná in Rondônia and also the immediate withdrawal of police troops. Expulsion of more than 800 families was being carried out by about 3,000 police officers since 10/10, impasse far from ending once the peasants had already stated that they would fight for the land and made several resistance actions such as burning bridges and barricades on the road. In these last days of the operation “Nova Mutum”, which was supposed to fulfill the eviciton order, a series of attacks, aggressions and illegalities were perpetrated by the National Public Security Force of Bolsonaro and the most diverse military units belonging to the Military Police of Rondônia (PM- RO) from Marcos Rocha, according to numerous reports what was actually being prepared was a massacre against the peasants organized by the League of Poor Peasants (LCP). A cowardly siege prevented families from having access to food, residents of the region and even a councilor denounced the police truculence. On the 19/19, the troops invaded the pieces of land of the peasants at night demanding that they should leave, without a justice officer being present. However, families kept mobilizing and even the part of the peasants who were concretely evicted during the illegal action, were not intimidated and held a meeting on the place to denounce the atrocities promoted by the troops and organize the lives of the masses gathered by requiring access to groceries and health care.

Disrespecting the resolution, troops follow with illegal siege

The Brazilian Association of Lawyers of the People (ABRAPO) along with several entities repudiate and denounce the continuation of the operation war against the peasants even before the resolution of the STF on the suspension of the eviction and withdrawal of the police contingent. The organizations make a call to the partidaries in the struggle for land to demand the end of the “arbritary, truculent and illegal” operation, denouncing it through the mediums listed at the end of the matter. In a note emitted by the Popular Assembly (AP) of the Areas Tiago Campin dos Santos and Ademar Ferreira, still on 02/10, families have already affirmed: “We make clear, once again, that we will not leave here, these lands are of the people and we will fight for them.” A Nova Democracia (AND) keeps carrying out the coverage of the conflicts with exclusive contents sent directly by the peasants of the region of Rondônia. Links to report: Court of Justice / RO: presidencia@tjro.jus.br; jsg@tjro.jus.br Military Police / RO: pmro.cecoms@gmail Public Prosecutor’s Office / RO: ombudoria@mpro.mp.br Attorney General / RO: pgj@mpro.mp.br OAB / Rondônia: aspe@oab-ro.org.br




At dusk police troops carry out illegal eviction against families of the Tiago Camp in dos Santos area. Photo:



In another video sent to the newspaper A Nova Democracia on October 20th, the peasants of Rondônia report that the illegal and cowardly siege of the Military Police of Rondônia (PM-RO), national public security strength and other repression persisted. An illegal and arbitrary eviction followed by night and at least 17 trucks are within the Tiago Campin dos Santos area in Nova Mutum in Rondônia.

The videos show the arrival of the troops at dusk demanding that the families would leave at that moment. The military entered several shacks, removing belongings, stating that the shacks would be destroyed. Asked by a peasant if the operation should have been held earlier, the police officer answered nothing. In a registered dialog in one of the videos it is possible to identify that some children played stone at the PM. Another peasant commented: “It’s little for them.” Women and children wondered where they would be taken. At one point, a military man of the reactionary troop threatened the peasants saying, “If you insist on not exiting, we will have to use the ‘police force’.” Indigenous people who were in the area also witnessed the acting of the PM and affirm that there was no justice officer. They said the police officer showed only a paper that was not in fact a mandate of reintegration of possession. Children spend days without food; peasants denounce the old state Part of the families expelled during the night of the Tiago Campin dos Santos area was taken to a place in the village of Penha organized by the Municipal Secretariat for Social Assistance and the Family (SEMASF) in Rondônia. Strongly armed police officers and also carrying pepper sprays escorted families during the disgusting action. Even in the face of the police attempt to suppress the mood of the masses, the peasants upheld their high spirits in the numerous denunciations against the old state. In a recorded video today, 20, on arrival of a visitor to the place, a peasant exclaims: “food for the children!”, And denounces: “The children are hungry, we were evicted at night, 18:30, and now we have arrived at the place … the kids are hungry! This is irresponsibility of the state! Children with malaria, parents with malaria and we are brought to a place like this that doesn’t even have food! “. “My son is hungry since yesterday. The state is guilty of this! The state is guilty of this, because the state knew how many people they had inside the camp! “, denounced the peasant. The SEMASF workers from Rondônia report that there is no infrastructure to receive the number of families that may be evicted. They denounce that the Military Police deceived them, stating that some families would arrive and without changes, but in the midst of being evicted, the military demanded that the hundreds of families remove their belongings even without having a place to reallocate the families. The workers also reverberate the serious denunciation that the peasants haven’t eaten since days, as the troops have forbidden families to buy groceries. They also affirm that lawyers have not been allowed and that peasants who demand their rights are not being heard.