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China’s Interest in Farmland Makes Brazil Uneasy

New York Times
By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
Published: May 26, 2011

When the Chinese came looking for more soybeans here in Uruacu last year, they inquired about buying land — lots of it. Officials in this farming area would not sell the hundreds of thousands of acres needed. Undeterred, the Chinese pursued a different strategy: providing credit to farmers and potentially tripling the soybeans grown here to feed chickens and hogs back in China. Click here for full article.