Brazilians struggle over reparations from slavery eraBreaking News
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Across Brazil, there are more than 3,000 quilombos — communities of descendants of slaves — that face continued attacks. A Supreme Court case could now invalidate their right to land, reports Michael Fox in Porto Alegre.
Children play among the wooden shacks beneath the canopy of a massive banyon tree. Lorico Silva stands nearby. He's a member of one of 15 families that live on the Silva Family Quilombo in Porto Alegre. His grandparents moved here 70 years ago.
"This was all forest. Not anymore," says Silva, "They're still trying to kick us out of here, though. Been trying forever. But there's no way we're leaving. This is our home."
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