I am young like you. I lived under black plastic sheeting for five years by the
power of fate. I ended up in the orphanage and it was there that I discovered
the value of freedom, because it was under the black plastic sheeting that I learned
that people have rights and have worth, because you were born and grew up with
us, showing every day that the poor must struggle and deserve to be happy.
Congratulations MST, because in these 15 years you have changed the face of
Brazil. You have given to many faces of suffering workers the hope to overcome,
because you have the courage to take in the street children, the drug-addicts,
the prostitutes, all those whom society has excluded. You give hope to our people.
Happy anniversary, for you were born to shine.