BRAZIL, SANTAREM. NOVEMBER 2008. Insects.
- BRIEF: A rising demand for soybean on the global market leads the Brazilian government, together with multinational agribusiness companies, to expand the agricultural frontier into the Amazonia threatening the forest and communities. Large-scale soybean monocultures have arrived to the city of Santarem, in the heart of the Amazon. Besides the environmental consequences, thousands of rural families have had to migrate to the city where poverty, violence, prostitution and marginality are growing day by day.