South America: Soy’s Great Homeland

The work analyzes the situation in Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia in detail. And it finds parallels: transgenic soy grew in all of these countries, it involved the takeover of new territories (by clearing them), it led to the fall of other crops, it raised notably the use of pesticides, and it saw all five countries putting vast swaths of their territory at the disposal Europe and Asia’s needs.


Brazil: Landowners Declare War against Indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá in Mato Grosso do Sul

September 4, 2012 Alice Marcondes 0

The land conflict between the Guaraní-Kaiowá indigenous people and large landowners in the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is a powder keg ready to explode, say observers. “We are going to organize and prepare for confrontation…They only want the land to be bothersome. We have weapons. If they want war, they’ll get war,” said Luis Carlos da Silva Vieira, a landowner known as Lenço Preto (“Black Kerchief”), in a filmed declaration posted on YouTube.


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