BRAZIL - Song "Santa Elina Belongs to the Peasants"

We are very pleased to share a song in support of the struggle of the poor and landless peasants in the Santa Elina Farm. The song is called "Santa Elina Belongs to the Peasants" (original: “Santa Elina é dos camponeses”) and was released by the Brazilian group Canto Geral.


The Santa Elina Farm, in the western Amazon state of Rondônia, is an area where peasants have fought for decades, establishing Camp Manoel Ribeiro on the land last fall. The peasants of Camp Manoel Ribeiro recently broke through a police encirclement, retreating through the police siege that was part of a plan to massacre the families living there. Peasants left a banner hanging on posts that read, “We will return stronger and more prepared.”


The song includes the line "Long live the LCP" as the understanding that it is the revolutionary organization that unites the poor and landless peasants in their struggle for Agrarian Revolution.



Below is an unofficial translation of the song’s lyrics.


Santa Elina Belongs to the Peasants


Soaked with the blood Of workers and peasants To the Santa Elina Farm We will return once again


Santa Elina belongs to the peasants No genocide will tear it away The glorious red flag Waves in Rondônia


The terrorist government Wants to murder the people Latifundium, their gunmen Kiss the military’s boot


Santa Elina belongs to the peasants No genocide will tear it away The glorious red flag Waves in Rondônia


The Agrarian Revolution Is the path of the peasants Give the land to those who work it Long live the LCP


Santa Elina belongs to the peasants No genocide will tear it away The glorious red flag Waves in Rondônia