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Zebu/Brahma cattle grazing near a water hole in the interior of Paraíba. Land ownership continues concentrated in the hands of the elite in Brazil. In addition to skewed land ownership patterns, adverse climatic conditions in the form of prolonged droughts and rural labor surplus have helped increase the flow of migrants from the interior to the cities, especially from the Northeast.Gado zebu/brama pastando próximo a um poço de água no interior da Paraíba. A propriedade de terras continua concentrada nas mãos da elite brasileira. Além dos padrões distorcidos de apropriação de terras, as condições climáticas adversas na forma de prolongadas secas e excesso de mão de obra rural tem ajudado a aumentar a confluência de imigrantes do interior, especialmente do Nordeste, para as cidades.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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