More land defenders were killed in the region and around the world than ever before in a grim new record, said Global Witness.
A pre-dawn raid evicted Rio de Janeiro’s poorest from abandoned land in the middle of a raging pandemic.
Once lauded for tackling impunity, the region's most impactful anti-graft drive - Lava Jato, or Car Wash - has since lost credibility and political support.
"Women will file a complaint of gender violence and the hearings will not happen until a year later. You can imagine the impact."
“The peace process is just a facade. This is not going anywhere.”
People freak out about weed legalization, then realize it’s better and stop caring.
A state of emergency already in place in Santiago was expanded to other cities near the capital, and the government imposed a night-time curfew to tamp down the violence
The climate crisis has already created millions of invisible refugees and could create up to 1.5 billion more in the next 30 years. But under international law no country is obliged to take them in.
Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
"Things like this don’t happen in Brazil, but other countries,” said the Brazilian vice president, who added “violent video games” may have influenced the killers.