The Last Frontier
Fighting Over Land in the Amazon
Branford, Sue; Glock, Oriel
Pages: 352pp ISBN: 0-86232-396-7
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX19192
This richly detailed study of the Amazon region spells out the mismanagement, corruption, and resulting chaos and brutality of successive Brazilian government development schemes. The present situation in the Amazon and how it came about are vividly portrayed, often in the words of the people interviewed. We learn of the problems and resistance of the indigenous peoples, the conflicts between landowners and peasants, and the ecological damage large scale ranching and mining are causing.