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Slave labor in the Amazon: risking lives to cut down the rainforest

  A rookie in the trade of cutting down trees, João* asked himself how life led him to this “terribly wrong” way to make ends meet. Camped out in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest in the state of Pará, 90 kilometers from the Trans-Amazonian Highway, João regretted...

Investigation reveals slave labor conditions in Brazil’s timber industry

The dictionary definition of a settler, “one who emigrates to populate and/or exploit a foreign land,” does not just apply to the Brazilian colonial period. Even in the 21st century, the term settler is alive and well for families that have migrated from the south and...

Wood and Slavery – slave labor that threatens the Amazon rainforest

Read the full investigative news report at: http://reporterbrasil.org.br/loggers A film by: Ana Aranha Photography: Lunaé Parracho Editing: Alex Duvidovich Editing assistant: João Cesar Diaz Research: Tania Caliari Soundtrack: Pedro Penna/ Estúdio Casa da Árvore; De...

Current regulations unable to ban products from slave labor, expert says

Miners in Ghana, fishers in Bangladesh and loggers in Brazil have two things in common: many are vulnerable workers often submitted to slave-like conditions while engaging in an activity destructive to forests, rivers and oceans. Another common element is that they...

Repórter Brasil at 15

According to an old São Paulo University (USP) professor, journalism should be independent, but never impartial. After all, how can impartiality be maintained in the face of poverty, hunger, suffering, exploitation? Born in Portugal, Manuel Chaparro grew up under the...