Will lands given to the ancestors of slaves be affected by Brazil’s new government?

Americas Now

In 1888, Brazil was the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery. The practice lasted there for centuries.

Thirty years ago the government started granting land titles to communities of people descended from runaway slaves called quilombos.

For many, the land where their ancestors lived and worked is all they’ve ever known.

Correspondent Stephen Gibbs visits a quilombo in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

He reports on the community’s way of life and asks residents about the election of Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro.