Brazil

Finance

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International monetary reform: IMF not in the game

The financial crisis has reinvigorated discussion of exchange rate management and reform of the monetary system, but lack of progress at international forums like the IMF means change is only happening at the regional and bilateral level.

10 July 2009

Finance

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Financial crisis leads to a resurgence of the IFIs in Latin America

After years of playing an ever diminishing role in Latin America, the IMF and the World Bank are in pursuit of a resurgence in the region.

13 February 2009

Environment

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Dam wrong

A forthcoming World Bank commissioned book on large dams stresses their purported economic benefits whilst inadequately addressing serious social and environmental costs. The book is a further indicator of the Bank's preference for large dams.

27 November 2008

Land

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Slaughtering the Amazon

A new report finds the World Bank culpable for the cattle industry's encroachment on the Amazon.

1 April 2008

Land

News

The Bank, Brazil and biofuels

The World Bank has become a major financial and political supporter of Brazil's campaign for sugar-cane based ethanol and a free market for bio-fuels.

1 April 2008

Land

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IFC: Cowboys in the Amazon

In March the IFC approved $90 million towards a $424 million expansion and modernisation programme for Brazil's leading beef and leather processor Bertin Ltda.

2 April 2007

Environment

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Bank environmental commitment under fire

Details of the World Bank's current sustainability disasters in light of the dismantling of ESSD

11 September 2006

Rights

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Early repayment by paper firm relieves culpability for violence, says IFC

The International Finance Corporation has washed its hands of a violent eviction carried out by the Brazilian federal police in January on behalf of the pulp and paper company Aracruz Cellulose.

8 April 2006

Accountability

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Internal accountability creates “institutional discomfort”

Discussion of the CAO's internal accountability role and the difficulties it faces in light of the IFC/MIGA's disregard and criticisms from affected communities and civil society.

23 January 2006

Land

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IFC funds Amazon deforestation, undermines safeguard policies

Brazilian and international NGOs charge that IFC-funded soy and cattle projects in the Amazon further deforestation, ignore social and environmental risks and contradict World Bank policy.

26 January 2005

Accountability

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Brazilian bill requires approval of IFI reps

The lower house of the Brazilian parliament is considering a bill which would require the appointment of posts in international organisations such as the Bank and Fund to receive confirmation by the senate.

27 July 2004

Rights

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Concerns about Brazil soya project

Brazilian NGOs challenge proposed World Bank Group support for soya farming in the Amazon region.

28 May 2004