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.
Feeling threatened by the Bolsonaro government's policies, Xingu women decided to stop denying themselves the right to occupy spaces of power along with men.
The beef industry is destroying the rainforest. The sustainable rubber industry might be part of saving it.
Bolsa Verde provided support for around 76,000 families living in extreme poverty in or near protected areas in the Amazon, but the program was suspended without warning in 2017. And measures taken by the Bolsonaro government are putting pressure on forest protectors.
The Brazil nut tree plays a critical role in the global climate and weather across South America. Deforestation is putting it all at risk.
Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to eradicate Indigenous lands for agribusiness purposes. What lies ahead for the Potiguaras and Guarani-Kaiowás on their quest for land recognition?
There is a battle for the land. It pits peasant farmers against cattle barons, multinational soy conglomerates against the indigenous. It is a battle for the future of the world’s most important rainforest. It is a battle that cost Sister Dorothy her life.
A bird in the Amazon has shattered the record for the loudest call to be recorded, reaching the same volume as a pneumatic drill.