Indigenous and coastal communities of southern Brazilian Amazon are mobilizing to prevent the invasion of more than 138 hydroelectric plants in the Juruena River basin that would aggravate the deforestation rates of the region.
The communities of the Brazil's Amazonian face challenges due to aggressive industrial activities, today encouraged by the new government. This series features five young leaders who defend the forest and its territory. In this first chapter: Ednei.
Jair Bolsonaro may be in power, but the Sateré indigenous people are not taking his hostility sitting down.
Rafael Lima, born and raised in Brazil, reflects on his time reporting in his home country and some of his impressions on the current political and social makeup of Brazil.
A look at the lives of a group of Indigenous Akroá-Gamella people two years after a brutal mob attack left 22 severely injured.
The Sateré-Mawé people, on the border between Amazonas and Pará states, have endured long conflicts with mining companies and land thieves. The Sateré and indigenous groups throughout Brazil now face new threats stemming from the Bolsonaro government's pro-ruralist policies.
Alexander Zaitchik discusses the environmental policies of Brazilian president’s first four months in office as former Brazilian Ministers of Environment warn about how he is undoing decades of environmental protection…
Indigenous people are under siege in Rondonia, the Brazilian state to the northeast border of Bolivia.
The continued invasion of native territories in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
Indigenous land is constantly attacked by invaders—Especially with the arrival of the Bolsonaro government.
Native territories in the western part of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest face continued invasions.
To steel themselves against the challenges posed by illegal loggers, land grabbers, and anti-indigenous policies, and to create unity among their tribal groups, Sateré young men participate in a ritual known as Waumat—the painful bites of stinging ants.
Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to eradicate Indigenous lands in favor of agribusiness activities. What lies ahead for Indigenous people and their culture in Brazil?
It is the women who maintain indigenous culture and now they are also uniting to protect their lands. Together they resist and demand "Demarcation Now."
A six-month transnational investigation into the economic and political drivers of violence against environmental defenders in seven countries of Latin America.
Under the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s indigenous communities are bracing for an escalation of repression, encroachment, and displacement throughout the Amazon and the rainforest frontier.
A series of reports on the threats and resistance activities linked to the defence of the last river free of large dams in the Tapajos river basin–now being strangled by a belt of deforestation and the constant expansion of agribusiness.
Five courageous personal stories of youths from the Tapajós River.
Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon are preparing themselves as the economic frontier is reaching their communities.
Gamella Indians of Maranhão reclaim their ancestral lands from the hands of landowners and regenerate Amazonian flora and fauna.
A group of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.
Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.
Brazil has put laws into place to serve the autistic community, but barriers exist that prevent legal rights from becoming a reality.
Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.
Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?
Meet Frederick Bernas and Rayan Hindi, who discuss the challenges of producing a documentary about a ballet program in Rio de Janeiro's Alemão favela.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
Pulitzer Center grantees Heather Pringle and Andrew Lawler traveled to the Amazon to report on isolated indigenous peoples' recent emergence from the forests.
Matthew Niederhauser introduces his Real World Cup project, produced in collaboration with The New Republic and Pulitzer Center.
Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”
Grantee Frederick Bernas helped the subject of his Pulitzer Center-funded documentary raise money to build a dance school in a Brazilian favela.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
Sam Eaton sat down with Boston Public Radio to discuss his ongoing series on the Amazon rainforest.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Thomson Reuters Foundation announce a special opportunity for Brazilian journalists.
This is the last week to submit photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
PRI reporter Rhitu Chatterjee's project on school lunches in Brazil was translated into Portuguese by Brazil's Department of Education.
Free lunch for 42 million.
'From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes' Science series sparks global conversation among several outlets about what happens and what needs to be done when cultures collide.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.
Students evaluate two broadcast stories on the battle for land in the Brazilian Amazon in order to craft arguments about how they think land in the Amazon should be used.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson asks students to compare their own school lunch programs to programs in Brazil and India using digital resources and reporting by journalist-grantees Rhitu Chatterjee and Mathilde Dratwa.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Students will make connections between history 600 years ago and present problems confronting South American Countries such as Brazil and Peru.