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LANDGRABBING DUTCHIES OF THE 3D MILLENNIUM

From 1998 to the present, the Dutch manage sizable land holdings in Amazonas Brazil’s largest province is home to much of the region’s tropical rainforest. The claimed land ownership was accompanied by land grabs (Portuguese: “Grilagem”), crimes against humanity and illegal logging. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of virgin wilderness fell prey to the ruthless greed of adventurers and creative financiers from the lowlands.

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