The idea for the book Plantados no Chão (Planted in the Earth) was simple: me and the editors at Conrad Editora wanted to publish a list of all the social and union leaders who were killed during the government of Luís Inácio Lula da Silva. Soon after the first inquiries, we had uncovered over 180 cases. But we also ended up finding that such stories are widely unreported, and nobody had ever looked into this problem with consistency. Plantados no Chão (Planted in the Earth) is the first book to discuss this grave issue. The press release in English can be found below.