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Massacre in Pará: testimonies suggest that police were working in association with landowners

A new testimony supports suspicions that civil police officers were working in association with private security guards on the Santa Lúcia farm, where the massacre of ten landless agricultural laborers took place in the state of Pará. They were murdered during a civil...

Escalation of rural violence foretells climate of war in 2017

Even before the end of the first half of 2017, three major tragedies in rural Brazil had left their mark in the country’s history. In the state of Mato Grosso in April, nine agricultural workers were killed with particular cruelty. In May, an attack on the Gamela...

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...