Horacio Martins de Carvalho, a leading rural analyst, laments the way Embrapa, the country's main agricultural research institute, has been turned into a tool of neoliberalism, even signing technical agreements with Monsanto. In Portuguese.
Loggers, keen to expel rubber-tappers from timber-rich land in the state of Amazonas in the Brazilian Amazon, are terrorising families, with the cumplicity of the local police force. A report from Pública, one of LAB's partners in Brazil.
While the country was absorbed in the annual Carnival, construction work began on the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric power station, after a higher court overruled an earlier judicial decision to halt the project on envrionmental and social grou