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Sean T. Mitchell is associate professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the author of Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil, an ethnographic study of the conflicts in Alcântara that won 2018 Sergio Buarque de Holanda Book Prize from the Latin American Studies Association Brazil Section.

Amid a pandemic, quilombo communities around the Alcântara spaceport face an illegal and unnecessary land-grab for a space technology deal between the Trump and …