Vale accused of infiltrating CSOs

In March of this year, the former director of intelligence for the Brazilian mining company Vale lodged a complaint with public authorities regarding illegal spying activities allegedly carried out by the company in collaboration with the Brazilian intelligence agency. The allegations concern the infiltration of human rights organizations Justice on the Rails and the Landless Workers’ Movement. International civil society organizations are demanding an investigation.


In 2010, Export Development Canada provided Vale with a line of credit worth US$1 billion, among the largest ever provided by the Crown corporation.

Read a letter from international civil society organizations to the president of Brazil, demanding a thorough and transparent investigation regarding alleged spying activities by the mining company in English, Spanish or Portuguese.