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Slave labour and inhuman wages: labour violations in Brazil’s cocoa industry

Slave labour and inhuman wages: labour violations in Brazil’s cocoa industry

Two multinationals bought cocoa beans from a supplier employing slave-like labour in the state of Bahia. In investigations conducted by the Labour Prosecution Service (MPT), Repórter Brasil found a series of labour violations in the supply chains of Olam International...
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...