Microcredit, or microfinance, is banking the unbankables, bringing credit, savings and other essential financial services within the reach of millions of people who are too poor to be served by regular banks, in most cases because they are unable to offer sufficient collateral. In general, banks are for people with money, not for people without.” […]
Chiara Campanelli: In Brazil a small group of indigenous people called Munduruku have been battling the Brazilian institution to get the recognition of their lands for years. Munduruku, Guarani and other indigenous groups living in the Amazon Forest are facing a hard battle to get the protection of their lands against Brazilian and foreign industrial […]
Alex Goldsworthy Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is currently under investigation by Federal Prosecutors who say they have evidence that he has received $8 million in ‘illicit benefits’ including the refurbishment of his luxury penthouse in the resort of Guaruja, estimated to be worth up to $550,000.