Govea, a community leader, shows off a crop of cocoa, which is native to the Amazon. By 2005, the community is well established and can now plan beyond the day-to-day. It is preparing to put forward its first political candidate in local elections.
Winning land in the Amazon has made the MST increasingly aware of the deforestation threats to the forest - the latest posed by multinational companies who want to clear the land to grow GM soya. It is now active in the campaign to save the forest