The Barón de Río Branco megaproject, conceived by Brazil's past military dictatorship and given the go-ahead by the current government, threatens the Brazilian jungle and its Indigenous inhabitants.
Jane de Oliveira set out to protect the world’s largest rainforest from the corporate interests that are burning it to the ground. Then the armed men showed up.
The Brazilians who migrated to the Amazon to exploit its richness of resources, spurred on by Bolsonaro, don't realize they're being accused of environmental crimes.
From Mato Grosso to Pará, how rural Brazil provides one of the food commodities China needs most.
Rubber tappers and Indigenous people resist the advance of forest devastation.
A story with immense explanatory power touching on geopolitics, the rise of China and the power of Chinese consumers—and of course, climate change.
Like so many politicians, campaign rhetoric switches once leaders take office and face the realities of doing business with China. But Bolsonaro has bet big on China — and that's risky business.
Flávio Dino is displacing the poor to benefit the Chinese.
Last year, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reached the highest rate in more than a decade. One of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the region is the growing of soybeans for livestock feed. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to reporter and Pulitzer Center Grantee Melissa Chan about her reporting in Brazil on Chinese interests in the Amazon.
With Flávio Dino's endorsement, Chinese money displaces the poor in Maranhão.
How do you make a difference in a struggle that may never end?
National efforts to strengthen food security have an impact far beyond any single country’s borders.
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.
A wide-ranging multimedia project reported from the heart of the world's largest rainforest, as it nears a dangerous tipping point of deforestation.
Gamella Indians of Maranhão reclaim their ancestral lands from the hands of landowners and regenerate Amazonian flora and fauna.
Rio de Janeiro's drug gangs are converting to evangelical Christianity. And in the favelas where they act as governments, their faith is becoming a kind of state religion.
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.
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.