Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Chile: Government gets tough with looters in the middle of the chaos – Terrestrial communications restored – the earthquake tests progress ♦ Guatemala: drug traffic reaches the head of police ♦ Brazil: sugar cane production due
In a powerful radio documentary Gary Northan looks at the destruction of peasant communities caused by soya for biofuels.
BBC Radio 4's 'Costing the Earth' visits this precious ecosystem that is being destroyed at breakneck speed.
Keven Edmonds looks at how Bill Clinton destroyed Haiti's farmers.
Farmers threaten to burn seeds donated by Monsanto.
Brazilian socio-environmental organisations have launched a campaign to stop the country's forestry code from being drastically rewritten to favour agro-business.
Pineapples in Costa Rica: Over the last decade intensive agriculture has led to a big surge in pineapple production in Costa Rica but at horrific cost to workers, peasant families and biodiversity. Felicity Lawrence takes an in-depth l
The Catholic Church’s Pastoral Land Commission says 13 rural workers have been massacred in the Amazon. Their report has been ignored by the national press.
Weak, regressive tax regimes lead to poverty and government underfunding fails to redress the balance. Christian Aid reports.
Peasants are suffering the effects of a land grab, stimulated by governments, anxious about their food security, and by multinationals, keen to cash in on agrofuels (In English and French).

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