Brazil

Conditionality

News

Brazil renews "unnecessary" IMF agreement despite opposition

Brazil and the IMF announced they would renew a financial arrangement at the end of the year, sparking new doubts about the methods and motives of Lula's government. The news came shortly after Rede Brasil, a network of Brazilian NGOs and social movements, urged the government not to sign.

17 November 2003

Environment

News

Activists oppose Bank ‘clean development’ credits for Brazilian forest plantation

One of the first pilot projects using the World Bank's climate change carbon trading programmes has come under fire from local groups for endorsing destructive tree plantations.

21 July 2003

Accountability

News

“Parliamentary Front” on IFIs

Members of the Brazilian parliament have called on their colleagues to form a parliamentary front on IFIs and the national banking system.

26 May 2003

Finance

Commentary

Fund threatens Brazilian democracy

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26 November 2002 | Guest comment

Land

News

Success of Brazilian land reform contested

Brazil is clearly a controversial illustration of World Bank land reform policy.

8 May 2002

Finance

News

Brazilians say “no” to debt and the IMF

In Brazil a national plebiscite on External Debt, held in September, rejected the government’s agreement with the IMF and its commitment to full debt repayment at whatever cost.

26 October 2000

Rights

News

Brazilian Indians threatened by World Bank loan failure

A July Urgent Action bulletin from Survival International urges the World Bank and Government of Brazil to act to uphold conditions attached to an 18 year old World Bank loan.

11 August 2000

Finance

News

New book on debt origins and impacts

Brazilian activist Marcos Arruda exposes the problems with his government’s economic policies and the role of the IMF in a new book.

11 August 2000

WB/IMF roles

News

Brazil IMF rep blunder over poverty programme

In February, government and opposition parties called for the Brazilian IMF representative, Lorenzo Perez, to leave the country and accused the IMF of meddling in its domestic affairs.

15 April 2000

IFI governance

News

Brazil land reform Panel request denied

The second Inspection Panel claim on the pilot phase of the Brazilian land reform project, commonly known as Cedula da Terra, was denied for reasons of eligibility of the requesters.

15 April 2000

Land

News

Swiss delegation to Brazil

In late November a delegation of Swiss NGOs, parliamentarians and senior aid officials travelled to Brazil to examine recent World Bank lending to that country.

15 December 1999

Conditionality

News

Bank support for social sector in Brazil an illusion

Last year the World Bank lent billions of dollars to Brazil, claiming that they would support social safety-nets during the financial crisis.

15 September 1999