Soy farmers abuse agrarian reform to bulldoze forests in Mato Grosso
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
According to local settlers ithe Gleba Mercedes’ collective reserve has been illegally cleared by soy farmers using the correntão – a 100-metre long chain pulled by tractors that knocks down all forest in its path.
Brazilian state redirects smallholder land to big ag
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Land in Brazil’s least developed state is being illegally redistributed to large-scale agribusiness, threatening a wave of deforestation, according to a farmers’ rights group.
Indigenous communities face violence from agribusiness in Argentina
Monday, December 12th, 2016
Members of the Yaki Cachi Bajo Hondo indigenous community have suffered harassment, threats and violent attacks by armed groups connected to agribusiness interests in the north of the country.
Soy and cattle driving wave of illegal deforestation in Argentina
Monday, November 21st, 2016
Greenpeace report outlines consistent violations of the Forest Law in conversion of forests for soy and cattle ranching.
Ill-Gotten Lands: Deforestation and isolation in Paraguay’s Gran Chaco
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
When the government of Paraguay enacted a law banning deforestation in 2004, it marked what might have become one of the most significant success stories in global forest conservation. Instead, it helped spark one of the world’s most pressing environmental crises.
Analysis shows more than a third of deforestation in Argentinian hotspots is illegal
Friday, September 9th, 2016
Analysis by Greenpeace has found that more than 20,000 hectares of forest was destroyed illegally in four northern provinces, in the first half of 2016.