Cattle Ranching Areas in the Amazon Industrialise

Inter Press Service: The agricultural frontier state of Rondonia in Brazil is a byword for deforestation in the Amazon jungle, much of which has been cleared in the northwestern state for cash crops and a cattle herd that has grown to 12 million head. But industrialisation is arriving by the hand of the construction of two big hydropower dams and transport corridors -- including roads, railways and waterways -- that will provide an overland link connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Indústria Metalúrgica......

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