In Brazil, descendants of slaves fight to keep the land of their ancestors

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Events like the World Cup and Olympics have a way of shining a light on host countries that reveals both good — and bad — that’s often overlooked. One of those stories comes from The Huffington Post, which recently reported on the fight over a government program that provides descendants of slaves legal ownership of their ancestors’ lands. It’s an issue that’s deeply tied to long-seated racial tensions in a country that didn’t outlaw slavery until 1889. The feature follows one family’s battle in a wealthy Rio suburb — be sure to read the entire story here.

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