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Groups warn Bolsonaro seeks to turn indigenous people into slave labour for big ag

18.03.2019 Since coming to power, President Jair Bolsonaro has taken controversial steps to undermine environmental and indigenous protections

Comment: Bolsonaro has pledged to strip environmental protections. The EU can make those decisions hurt

06.12.2018 The Brazil president-elect's destructive impulses must be reined in, and EU policymakers must be galvanized into action, writes Fern's Nicole Polsterer

International investment driving land grabbing, human rights violations and environmental destruction in Brazilian Cerrado

31.10.2018 A recent report by FIAN International and Brazilian organisations has drawn attention to the relationship between global finance, land grabbing and agribusiness expansion 

Global markets help sustain political power of agribusiness lobby in Brazil’s congress

25.09.2018 A damning report by Amazon Watch has shed light on the commercial links between European and US companies and agribusinesses in Brazil connected to illegalities

Beef firm at centre of corruption scandal channelled $1.7bn through tax havens

29.08.2018 The biggest companies involved in trading commodities driving deforestation in Brazil are channeling money through tax havens and inflating profits

Major ag traders fined for buying grain from illegally deforested land in Cerrado

24.07.2018 Cargill and Bunge, along with other traders and farmers fined $29m by Brazilian authorities for buying grain from illegally deforested areas in the Cerrado

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