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.
Now more than ever, indigenous groups in Brazil fear the loss of their cultural heritage and land rights as Bolsonaro aims for indigenous societal “assimilation,” or erasure of ethnic minority groups' traditional ways of life and livelihoods.
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.
Through literacy programs, empowerment training and the arts, NGOs in the favelas of Brazil are providing youth new opportunities and finding sustainable ways to create a more equitable future for a country long divided by poverty and violence.
In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....