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Carlos Cabral Pereira

Carlos Cabral Pereira

HRD, President
Sindicato dos Trabalhadores e Trabalhadoras Rurais de Rio Maria (Rural Workers Trade Union of Rio Maria)
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Carlos Cabral Pereira was the president of a trade union that represented rural workers of the community of Rio Maria, the Sindicato dos Trabalhadores e Trabalhadoras Rurais de Rio Maria (Rural Workers Trade Union of Rio Maria), as well as the one of the directors of the Central of Brazilian Workers (Central de Trabalhadores do Brasil). He was well recognised in the region as a social leader who promoted the rights to access to land by peasant workers.

Brazil

The challenges and threats faced by human rights defenders in Brazil remain very high, particularly for those working on issues of land, environment, indigenous peoples, LGBTi rights, corruption and impunity. Many HRDs have experienced death threats, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and lawsuits. The high number of killings is of particular concern and takes place against a background of widespread impunity.