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

Brazil Supreme Court ruling upholds amnesty to illegal deforesters as cash from bad ag flushes into the coffers of congressmen

28.03.2018 STF permits several controversial revisions to the Forest Code that will greenwash illegal deforestation

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

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

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

Stay up to date with all Earthsight news & updates

Receive email updates for the latest news and insights from Earthsight and be among the first to read our new investigations.

We keep your data secure and don’t share anything with third parties. Read full terms.