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Supermarkets purchased meat from suppliers charged with using slave labor

The Pão de Açúcar Group suspended meat purchases from two companies (Photo by Zé Gabriel/Greenpeace) Three major supermarket chains bought products from meatpackers whose suppliers include ranchers caught using slave-like labor. These are the Carrefour, Pão de Açúcar...

Judge upholds request by Daniel Dantas’s company to evict 212 families in Pará

Cândido Matias da Silva, 64, proudly shows everything he has planted over the last 11 years on a 30-hectare plot in Eldorado dos Carajás, in the Brazilian state of Pará. He walks through the vegetable gardens and points to sprouts of cale, lettuce, onions and...

Slave labor found at second Starbucks-certified Brazilian coffee farm

Eight months after slave labor was discovered at the Cedro II farm in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Starbucks and Nestlé-controlled brand Nespresso — both of whom had quality certified the farm — said they would stop sourcing coffee there. The decision by the...

Brazil: Bolsonaro supporter works to imprison Dorothy Stang’s successor

ANAPU, Pará state, Brazil – “Dorothy lives!” shouts a student with his fist clenched. Another ten people repeat the gesture and shout: “Always!” The cries of protest close a prayer held round the grave of Dorothy Stang, the U.S. missionary murdered in 2005 in the...

Brazilian meat industry encroaches on Paraguayan Chaco

It is in the arid forests of the Chaco, a rich environment naturally adapted to the intense heat and the scarcity of water, that the Paraguayan government plans to consolidate the country as the world’s slaughterhouse. Driven by Brazilian investors, the State’s...