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Agência Pública

An investigation on how large enterprises are changing the face of the Amazon region and the lives of its inhabitants. The news team of the Public Agency (Agência Pública) for Investigative Journalism went to three regions of the Amazon to understand the new wave of developmentalism. Between the months of July and October 2012, they traveled the mining pole in Maraba (PA), the Tapajós River Basin, and Porto Velho and the dams of the Madeira river.

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Stories by “Agência Pública” - Page 5

  • Travel to Canaã

    11/26/2012 clip Agência Pública

    In the state of Pará, going to “largest project in the history of Vale” our team shows the region where everything “is, but is not taking” jobs, royalties and development.

  • Inside the forest, Vale is in a hurry

    11/26/2012 clip Agência Pública

    With the exploitation of the untouched Sierra Sur on Carajás National Forest, Vale expands its activities in the Amazon and promises to double the production in four years.

  • Dirty of carbon

    11/26/2012 clip Agência Pública

    In Açailândia, state of Maranhão, Pública follows the rescue of young people explored in coal plants. “They see this as slave labor, we did not even know.”

  • Pig-iron: value subtracted

    11/26/2012 clip Agência Pública

    Learn more about the industries that would bring development to the Amazon, but eventually associated with illegal deforestation and slave labor generation.

  • Who gains with Vale?

    11/26/2012 clip Agência Pública

    Legal actions in Brazil and Switzerland want to impose limits on tax exemptions to mining company, the country still looking model to stop exporting jobs.

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