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Explosive Manager: Former employee accuses Vale of Espionage [Brazil]

Author: Lauro Jardim, Veja online [Brazil] [translation provided by People Affected by Vale], Published on: 20 April 2013

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Vale to respond. Response provided.] A former Vale manager...André Almeida…[claims]...that company directors ordered him to tap employees' phones, to get journalist's phone bills, and to place infiltrators into…the Landless Movement (MST), into the Justice on the Rails Movement (JnT) and participated in the installation of telephone intercepts to monitor employees …Other covert actions…were performed by Brazilian National Intelligence Agency (Abin) officers on leave…Vale [says]…accusations are unfounded…[It] admits that it hired two Abin employees on leave…it monitors movements like the MST and Justice on the Rails…without infiltrating. It denies that it had access to income taxes and phone taps…and says that never had access to journalist's phone bills…it admits that…several employees were made to cede access to their personal telephone records to find out who had spoken to journalists…

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