Mark London

Mark London is a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C.

Recent Articles

Till the Cows Come Home

Once economically marginal, cattle ranching in the Amazon now yields big bucks.

Marabá, the traditional hub for logging and gold-mining activities, also serves as the capital of cattle ranching in the Brazilian state of Pará. Located in southern Pará at the intersection of a trunk road of the Belém-Brasília with the Trans-Amazon highways, Marabá is also intersected by both the train that runs from the mineral-rich Carajás hills to the port of São Luís and the Tocantins River, which is navigable all the way to Belém.