Sunday, September 19, 2021
The area covered by genetically modified crops has been growing rapidly but the anti-GM campaign is far from defeated.

Part 3: Uruará

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In the third episode of her journey, LAB editor Sue Branford reaches Uruará, a town of some 50,000 inhabitants on the Transamazônica highway.
In a third and final blog post from Punta Gorda, Belize, Rachel joins an indigenous community led forest patrol and witnesses the damaging impacts of oil exploration in the Sarstoon Temash National Park. In Crique Sarco, Village Council Leader Mr Choc explains how his community is working to safeguard their land for the future.   Back in the SATIIM office...
Taking the 'country of the future' back to the past Sao Paulo, 20th October. It seems that Michel Temer will stop at nothing to buy his survival as president: even changing the rules to make it more difficult to rescue workers trapped into slavery and to punish employers caught using them. All this to please the powerful Bancada Ruralista, rural lobby,...
A video prepared by a UK support group shows how ALBA is supporting farm co-operatives.

Revisiting Paraguay 1

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Much remains unchanged but a few are daring to speak out against corruption, says Jan Rocha, in the the first of two blogs
Brazil’s president has until 22 June to approve or veto two bills (PLC 4 and PLC 5) turning over more than 600,000 hectares (2,317 square miles) of federally protected Amazon forest to illegal loggers, illegal miners and land thieves. The measures, initiated by Temer and already approved by Congress, are seen as a reward to the bancada ruralista...
Aug 14 2017 What is President Temer's weapon for fighting corruption charges? Why, corruption of course. In his relentless battle to stay in power, President Michel Temer has appealed to the very methods he stands  accused of by the Attorney General’s investigations: bribery and corruption, or as Theresa May might say, confidence and supply. This enabled him to win last week’s crucial...

Rio Trombetas: The Last Quilombo

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Indigenous villagers protesting against hydro-electric projects face escalating intimidation.

Part 2: Santarém

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In the second episode of her journey, LAB editor Sue Branford reaches Santarém, a sleepy river-port located precisely where the green water of the Tapajós river flows in to the red, muddier water of the Amazon.

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