“Here, in the west, the only areas that are still standing are those of the pasture and grazer communities, and other traditional peoples.  We have faced down gunmen, we have been threatened with weapons. Our resistance is for survival itself. There’s nothing pretty about this.  This is to preserve our community, in memory of our ancestors, who’ve always been here” Aliene Barbosa e Silva, member of the Tarto Pasture and Grazer Community Association, in Correntina (Bahia).