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Police Are Killing with Impunity Inside Rio’s Favelas

Rio’s police have already killed more than 1,000 people this year.
Ben Ferguson
Juanita Ceballos
2 days ago
Brazil fires

Only 8 People in This Indigenous Tribe Still Speak Their Native Language. The Amazon Fires May Wipe It Out Completely.

Indigenous leaders have said there is a “physical, environmental, and cultural genocide” in the Amazon.
Sarah Sax
4 days ago
tech-science

The Amazon Rainforest Was Once a Human Success Story. It Could Be Again

For millennia, Indigenous practices have enhanced the biodiversity, fertility, and carbon-sucking powers of the most biodiverse region on land.
Becky Ferreira
9.9.19
amazon fires

Now Brazil’s President Says He Won’t Save the Amazon Unless He Gets an Apology from Macron

The "lungs of the planet" are on fire, and a dispute between Jair Bolsonaro and Emmanuel Macron has reached new levels of pettiness.
Tim Hume
8.27.19
amazon fires

Brazil Tells the G7 and Its Amazon Fire Fund to Go to Hell

The world is literally on fire, and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is busy talking smack about Emmanuel Macron's wife.
Tim Hume
8.27.19
amazon fires

Brazilian Warplanes Are Trying to Soak the Burning Amazon

President Jair Bolsonaro authorized military intervention, as other nations promised to send resources to the rescue
Emma Ockerman
8.26.19
amazon fires

Just How Bad Are the Amazon Fires?

In a word: Bad. In two words: Really bad.
Tim Marcin
8.23.19
climate change

The Amazon Wildfires Aren't Natural. Blame Humans

As the Amazon burns, it's important to know that intense wildfires aren't natural to the largest tropical rainforest ecosystem on Earth—people are to blame.
Madeleine Gregory
8.22.19
Amazon Rainforest

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Is Now Spreading Conspiracy Theories About the Amazon Fires

Jair Bolsonaro, whose support of Amazon deforestation has earned him the nickname "Captain Chainsaw," is blaming the fires on environmental groups.
Tim Marcin
8.22.19
Science

The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

The Amazon has been burning for weeks amid increasing deforestation. The intense smoke was detected by NASA and plunged São Paulo into darkness on Monday.
Madeleine Gregory
8.20.19
prison riots

16 People Were Decapitated In Another Brutal Prison Riot in Brazil

In May, a three-day riot incited by rival gang violence across four prisons in Manaus left 55 dead.
Trone Dowd
7.29.19
LGBT rights

Brazil Is Making Homophobia a Crime

The country's Supreme Court voted Thursday to make discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender unconstitutional.
Tim Marcin
5.24.19
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