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June 25, 1986

President Jose Sarney of Brazil signed decrees expropriating 600,000 acres of farmland for distribution to peasant families. The expropriations, the first of Sarney's administration, are part of an agrarian reform program announced in May. The announcement was made after hired gunmen killed Father Josimo Moraes Tavares, the third Roman Catholic priest to be slain in the last year for supporting peasant movements.

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