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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...

Electroshocks, punching, and beatings: the life of cows turned into meat at JBS

A calf is branded on the face with a hot iron in Mato Grosso, bulls are electroshocked to make them get on a truck in Goiás, an animal is beaten while walking across the stockyard, and a newborn is dragged by the neck in Mato Grosso do Sul. Scenes like these were...

The ashes of Belo Monte

Dead animals were found on the site. The burning of trees and animal deaths is the first stage of a cycle that marks the relationship between the dam and the surrounding forest. Authorized to devastate thousands of hectares, the plant should use the timber for its own...