Sue Branford & Maurício Torres
Brazil's Bolsonaro Government Wants to Circumvent the Constitution to Allow Mining on Indigenous Lands
The Brazilian minister of mines and energy stated that Brazil would open its indigenous territories to mining interests without the consent of the affected population.
How Chinese Interests—and Money—Have Revived Brazil's Ambitious Amazon Rail Network
Brazilian commodities producers have long dreamed of a railroad network crisscrossing Amazonia and the Cerrado, able to cheaply move crops and minerals from the nation's interior to South America's coasts. But factors, including lack of investment, political instability, and difficult terrain, have foiled those hopes—until now.
How Brazil's Temer Administration Is Provoking Violence Against Agrarian Reform
The Temer administration and Congress, controlled by the bancada ruralista agricultural lobby, is trashing environmental, indigenous, and social rights.