Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer for social movements in the Brazilian Amazon, is the eighth to be interviewed in this series.
Rubber-tappers, Brazil nut collectors, and Indigenous peoples are resisting environmental destruction on the banks of the Roosevelt River, in one of the last tracts of continuously preserved forest in the region.
A reporting team traveled along more than 1,700 kilometers of roads and waterways to see the places where Marechal Rondon and former American President Theodore Roosevelt explored.
President Jair Bolsonaro has revived a plan, conceived in the 1970s, to extend the BR-163 highway, the main soy corridor in Brazil, north to the border with Suriname.
There are various paths that Para's development model can follow. Which one is sustainable?
A Repórter Brasil team visited Lábrea, Brazil, to better understand the hidden reality of forest destruction.
Findings from the latest INPE survey reveal what regions have been hit hardest by deforestation this year.
Compared to last year, deforestation increased 51 percent for the period of January to March.
Marcos Terena is the third person interviewed in "Voices of the Forest."
Wake Forest Reporting Fellow alum Rafael Lima puts his life on hold once he returns home to Brazil after contracting coronavirus on a study abroad program in Belgium.
To the older generation of the Paiter Surui, the COVID-19 pandemic looks disturbingly familiar.
The second interview of this series, "Voices of the Forest," features Chico Mendes' oldest daughter, Angela Mendes.
A declining number of leprologists rely on questionable data as they try to eliminate the growing threat of leprosy in South America’s most populated country.
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.