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.
Land-grabbing, deforestation, and the persecution of their leaders haunt the indigenous territories in Rondonia, Brazil.
Experiment aims to learn how the rainforest will cope in levels of CO2 that could be normal by 2050.
The Venezuelan National Guard clashed with protesters on Saturday, February 22, and humanitarian aid was blocked from entering the country from Colombia and Brazil.
Brazil's autism rights are some of the most comprehensive in the world. But the reality isn't so grand.
With the election of Jair Bolsonaro, it's more important than ever that this Rio dance class is able to use culture as a force for resistance and change.
“Na Ponta dos Pes” (On Tiptoes) is a ballet project in the Alemão favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, created by Tuany Nascimento – a 23-year-old dancer whose flourishing career was cut short by a lack of resources.
Sam Eaton talks with PRI's The World about Brazilian right wing-populist Jair Bolsonaro and his environmental platform.
Brazil’s leading climatologist wants to change the way businesses view the Amazon. If standing trees become more valuable than cleared land, the forest can recover and continue to absorb greenhouse gases.
Indigenous people are fiercely guarding their lands in the Amazon against deforestation. They could be just the lifeline the struggling forest needs.
In Brazil, the temptation to clear more Amazon rainforest to meet the demand for meat and soybeans is huge. Can Amazon residents balance conservation and economic potential?