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Deforestation in the Cerrado: control by meatpackers is worse than in the Amazon

Deforestation in the Cerrado: control by meatpackers is worse than in the Amazon

As the breadbasket of Brazilian agribusiness and the ‘water tank’ of river basins in biomes such as the Amazon, Caatinga and Pantanal, Cerrado has already lost half of its original vegetation cover to pastures and crops such as soybean, corn and cotton. While the rate...
Why Brazil pays up to 1,400 BRL for a medicine that costs 34 BRL

Why Brazil pays up to 1,400 BRL for a medicine that costs 34 BRL

“I would certainly pay for my cure, but I don’t have 364,000 BRL (US$ 87,500),” says biologist Fabiana Sobral, 41, who has been waiting at SUS (Public Health System) for medications against hepatitis C for three months. Like the biologist, about...