Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brazil: Fachin’s list: the Odebrecht earthquake

Sâo Paulo. April 19. The sheer scale and volume of the gigantic bribery operation that has been bankrolling the entire infrastructure of Brazilian politics...

Tapajos under attack 12: Indigenous groups, the Amazon’s best land stewards,...

According to 2014 data for Legal Amazonia, 59 percent of that year’s illegal deforestation occurred on privately held lands, 27 percent in conservation...

Tapajos under attack 11: Amazon land speculators poised to gain control...

In the Brazilian Amazon, the paving of highways makes adjacent forests far more attractive to land thieves, resulting in major deforestation. The Sustainable BR-163...

Tapajos under attack 10: All crime and no punishment — Amazon...

Land grabbing and illegal ranching (even on public lands) has long been, and still is, big business in the Brazilian Amazon. Last year...

Tapajos under attack 9: Amazon Soy Moratorium: defeating deforestation or greenwash...

In the early 2000s, public outrage over Amazon clear cutting for soy production caused transnational grain companies including Cargill, Bunge and Brazil’s Amaggi,...

Tapajos under attack 8: The rush to turn the Amazon into...

The development over the last 40 years of Mato Grosso state in Brazil’s interior as an industrial agribusiness powerhouse has, from the beginning,...

Tapajos under attack 7: Soy invasion poses imminent threat to Amazon

The meteoric rise in soy production in the state of Mato Grosso is eating up rainforest and savanna at a staggering rate, with...

Brazil: a book called João

April 11th 2017. In Rio recently ex-military officer and ultra rightwing deputy Jair Bolsanaro was applauded for his racist remarks at the Hebrew club,...

El Sueño existe 2017: focus on Ecuador

Bienvenido! Festival 2017 Bienvenido!  El Sueño Existe Festival of Latin American music and politics will take place in Machynlleth, 28, 29 and 30 July 2017....

El Salvador: Unhappy Anniversary?

In 1992 the United Nations-backed Chapultepec peace accords brought decades of civil war in El Salvador to an end. Now, 25 years after the peace...

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