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.
Land-grabbing, deforestation, and the persecution of their leaders haunt the indigenous territories in Rondonia, Brazil.