Agencia EFEDecember 27, 2013 20:16
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 27 (EFE).- The Brazilian government is seizing 92 unproductive rural estates as part of a program to provide land to family farmers, the Agrarian Development Ministry said Friday.
The latest expropriations bring to 100 the number of properties seized for land reform in 2013, the ministry said in a statement.
That meets the government's target for land seizures in 2013, President Dilma Rousseff said Friday on Twitter.
Amounting to 1,935 sq. kilometers (747 sq. miles) in 16 of Brazil's 27 states, the land is to be distributed among 4,670 families.