World Rainforest Movement

Brazil’s Amazon: The Wealth of the Earth Generates the Poverty of Humankind

As the largest rainforest in the world, the area most rich in minerals and the main biogenetic reserve of the planet, the Amazon is one of the most desirable territories for global capital. As the attack against the Brazilian Amazon expands under the right-wing government of Jair Bolsonaro, the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research analyzes the advance of capital in the region; it provides a perspective on the international and national scope of mining and agribusiness projects, agrarian conflicts and the destruction of biodiversity, as well as the challenges that peoples face. Read the report (in English) here.