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Communities denounce violence and human rights violations in the Brazilian Cerrado

28.03.2018 Civil society organisations issue statement denouncing the “alarming increase in violence and violations of rights of the communities

Nearly 60,000 ha of forests Illegally cleared in northern Argentina last year

12.02.2018 A new report released by Greenpeace has revealed that nearly half of the deforestation that took place in northern Argentina last year was illegal

Greenpeace alleges political collusion behind illegal deforestation for soy in Argentina

23.01.2018  Alejandro Jaime Braun Peña, a politically-connected businessman, accused of illegally clearing native forest in the province of Salta

Agribusiness responsible for bulk of offshore companies set up by Bolivian firms, Panama Papers investigation finds

20.11.2017 Panama Papers investigation reveals Bolivian agribusiness sector, long plagued by illegalities, has made extensive use of offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes

Illegal deforestation drives dramatic rise in Brazilian emissions, eclipsing effects of recession

31.10.2017 Illegal deforestation drove the biggest increase in Brazilian greenhouse gas emissions for 13 years in 2016, despite a severe recession leading to lower emissions from nearly every sector

Huge ag investments by Africa’s richest man threaten expansion of illegal deforestation in Nigeria

17.07.2017 Secretive billionaire Aliko Dangote intends to invest nearly $5 billion in expanding oil palm, soy and sugarcane production in West Africa

Fires rage in Bolivia as deforestation for beef and soy continues to surge

27.04.2017 New data on land fires in Bolivia indicates that the surge in illegal forest conversion for large-scale commercial agriculture and cattle ranching is accelerating

80% increase in deforestation in Brazilian conservation units linked to agribusiness and cuts to enforcement

24.04.2017 Imazon study reveals deforestation within conservation units in the Amazon increased by 80% between 2012 and 2015

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