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September 06, 1985

The Brazilian government has seized more than 40,000 acres of land owned by large farm concerns and plans to divide it into lots and sell them to peasants, the presidential palace announced. President Jose Sarney, who had promised a sweeping land reform program, signed a decree expropriating 33,533 acres of privately owned farmland in southern Santa Catarina state and 7,020 acres in Bahia state in the northeast. "The president chose regions where there already are conflicts between squatters and speculators," press aide Laura Fonseca said.

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