17.55, Introduction to Latin American Studies, Fall 2006 Prof. Chappell Lawson Session 23: How Should Land Disputes in Brazil be Resolved Class Presentations on Brazilian Land Dispute For the group presentation, everyone in the class will be divided into teams. Each team will be asked to present on the following issues: (1) What is the history of the Brazilian land dispute? (2) Who are the potential owners of the land in Jardim das Camelias, and what are their ownership claims? (3) Who should own the land in Jardim das Camelias? and (4) How should the Brazilian government decide land claims in general? Each person in each group should plan to speak for approximately 3 minutes. Each team will receive a grade, as will each individual speaker; your final grade for the session will be the average of the two grades. Discussion of solutions after presentations are finished. What’s the problem in Brazil? • Who owns the 207 plots of land in Jardim das Camelias?
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