Teacher’s Pension Fund Involved In Brazilian Land Grabbing Scandal Had Unreported Ties To Number Of Special Interests

An investigation has revealed that the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association—College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF, now TIAA)’s ties to a land grabbing scheme in Brazil had previously unnoticed connections to the Clinton Foundation, Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Open Society Foundation and Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Group. The land grab occurred at the same time as a leadership reshuffle at the TIAA and contributed to a worsening situation where poor Brazilians were forced off of their land and activists seeking to stand in the way are increasingly being threatened and in some cases, murdered.
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