Brazilian residents and Amazon indigenous leaders protest Brazil's president Michel Temer, outside New York's Palace Hotel while he dines with US president Donald Trump on September 18, 2017 in New York. Temer is mired in corruption scandals, and is under fire for measures that environmentalists say are an attack on the Amazon rainforest. (Bennett Raglin/AP for AVAAZ)
Neoliberalism

In Neoliberal Putsh, Brazil Auctions Off Indigenous Lands, Public Utilities To Foreign Interests

Thursday’s auction was a juicy meal for the 32 corporate bidders, which included such major Western energy giants as Shell, ExxonMobil, and BP. Unprecedented in size and in the opposition it provoked, the auction fit neatly into Temer’s neoliberal agenda for Brazil.