Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation

The Brazilian Far West: Brief History of the Amazon colonization


In the beginning the people opened the forest in two to make way for the giant road. Then, humbly, the settlers, wich came from far away, began to cultivate the land in the middle of the jungle, where they gradually cut down the trees around their homes to make way for their subsistence crops.

Rich farmers soon also began to arrive and became “owners” of the land expelling the former colonists, leaving them landless. This land belongs to no one. There are no rules, no laws, just the pecking order.

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