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Brazil: MST leader killed

by a staff reporter

THE leader of the Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil has been shot dead as he was cycling home.

Cicero Guedes, aged 54, was killed near a former sugar-plant that members of the MST had occupied.

The MST campaigns for land reform and the rights of landless workers. Activists are frequently subjected to death threats.

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