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.
Bolsonaro inaugurates a new stretch of federal highway and makes plans for another thousand kilometers cutting across protected areas of forest in northern Pará.
This is the sixth story in a series about Indigenous youth in the Amazon fighting to protect their communities.
Nantu has been involved in a program to expand the use of solar powered canoes for several years. Now, his project can help fight against the construction of a new road in Indigenous territory.
This report examines the impacts of monoculture on the environment and on the lives of the inhabitants of the Planalto Santareno region of Lower Tapajós.
To cure leprosy, the Brazilian government forced patients to relocate to colonies. When this was criminalized, these communities were left isolated—allowing leprosy decades to spread and develop.
Brazil’s evangelicals face the temptations of the drug trade.
Leprosy experts from across northern Brazil participated in the first brainstorming session, hosted by The Laboratory of Dermatology Immunology, to find new solutions to the infectious disease.
"Mulheres do Xingu" is a short-form documentary that shows the first major gathering of a women's movement, held in May 2019 in the village of Ilha Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The objective was to discuss ways for women to find a place in spaces of power along with men.
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....