• Lula says Bolsonaro ‘possessed by devil’ as he launches Brazil election campaign

    Lula says Bolsonaro ‘possessed by devil’ as he launches Brazil election campaign
    Leftwing frontrunner counters far-right president’s efforts to demonize him with evangelical voters in bitterly divided countryBrazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has formally launched his campaign to reclaim the presidency with a ferocious broadside against his rival, Jair Bolsonaro, who he claimed was “possessed by the devil”.Lula’s rebuke came on the first official day of campaigning before Brazil’s October election when 156.5 million
  • Brazil’s presidential campaign launches amid fears of violence and upheaval

    Brazil’s presidential campaign launches amid fears of violence and upheaval
    Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is trailing in the polls and has hinted he will not cede power if defeated Campaigning in Brazil’s most important election for years formally gets under way this week amid fears of political violence on the campaign trail and possible turmoil before and after the October ballots.Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is trailing in the polls and has hinted he will not give up power if defeated by the leftist frontrunner and former president Luiz Inácio
  • McDonald’s workers say sexual harassment and retaliation persist

    McDonald’s workers say sexual harassment and retaliation persist
    Employees say they have been fired and written up after reporting sexual harassment to corporate HRWorkers at McDonald’s, the largest fast-food chain in the world, are highlighting sexual harassment and retaliation against workers at its stores, an issue they say persists despite claims of reforms and changes by McDonald’s in recent years.Rosalia Manuel of San Jose, California worked at McDonald’s for 24 years, first starting when she was 17 years old. Continue reading...
  • Citizens’ manifesto declares Brazilian democracy facing ‘immense danger’

    Citizens’ manifesto declares Brazilian democracy facing ‘immense danger’
    Declaration comes amid fears Jair Bolsonaro could attempt January 6-style coup to retain power if voted out in OctoberBrazilian democracy faces a moment of “immense danger”, a manifesto signed by almost a million citizens has warned amid growing fears president Jair Bolsonaro could refuse to accept defeat in October’s election.The declaration – whose backers include major figures in business, politics, science and the arts – comes after Bolsonaro escalated his attac
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  • How the Amazon has started to heat the planet – video

    How the Amazon has started to heat the planet – video
    The Amazon absorbs huge amount of CO2 and helps to cool the world, but recent studies have shown the rainforest is approaching a tipping point, with profound implications for the global climate and biodiversity. The section in Brazil, which has suffered the most deforestation since 2006, is already producing more carbon than it absorbs, and there are worrying signs that the rest of the forest is not far behind. Josh Toussaint-Strauss investigates how the Amazon has reached thispoint, and how agr
  • How Brazil's Amazon started heating the planet – video

    How Brazil's Amazon started heating the planet – video
    The Amazon absorbs huge amount of CO2 and helps to cool the world, but recent studies have shown the rainforest is approaching a tipping point, with profound implications for the global climate and biodiversity. The section in Brazil, which has suffered the most deforestation since 2006, is already producing more carbon than it absorbs, and there are worrying signs that the rest of the forest is not far behind. Josh Toussaint-Strauss investigates how the Amazon has reached thispoint, and how agr
  • Brazilian police find stolen painting worth almost £50m – video

    Brazilian police find stolen painting worth almost £50m – video
    Police in Rio de Janeiro have recovered a stolen painting by one of the country's most celebrated artists, Tarsila do Amaral. Sol Poente (Setting Sun) was found as part of a haul of stolen art beneath the bed of a conman on Wednesday morning in a sting operation. Four suspects were arrested. The work is valued at almost £50m. Continue reading...
  • Brazilian police find stolen painting worth almost £50m under bed

    Brazilian police find stolen painting worth almost £50m under bed
    Artwork found in police raid on home of alleged con artist involved in heist built around bogus predictions of phoney clairvoyantA painting by one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists – the pioneering modernist Tarsila do Amaral – has been found stashed under the bed of an alleged trickster who was part of a multimillion pound art heist built around the bogus predictions of a phoney clairvoyant.The artwork, worth an estimated 300m reais (£48m), was reportedly found in Rio
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  • WHO stresses monkeypox surge not linked to monkeys amid attack reports

    WHO stresses monkeypox surge not linked to monkeys amid attack reports
    World Health Organization issues statement after reports of animals being poisoned in BrazilThe World Health Organization has stressed that monkeypox outbreaks are not linked to monkeys, following a number of reported attacks on the primates in Brazil.“What people need to know is that the transmission we are seeing is happening between humans,” a WHO spokesperson, Margaret Harris, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday. Continue reading...
  • Brazilians told to stop attacks on monkeys over monkeypox

    Brazilians told to stop attacks on monkeys over monkeypox
    The animals cannot be blamed for the surge in cases in the country, World Health Organization saysThe World Health Organization has stressed that monkeypox outbreaks are not linked to monkeys, following a number of reported attacks on the primates in Brazil.“What people need to know is that the transmission we are seeing is happening between humans,” a WHO spokesperson, Margaret Harris, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday. Continue reading...
  • Brazilians fear return to dictatorship as ‘deranged’ Bolsonaro trails in polls

    Brazilians fear return to dictatorship as ‘deranged’ Bolsonaro trails in polls
    Hundreds of thousands sign pro-democracy manifesto amid fears the president will promote Trump-style insurrection against democracyThey were cruel, brutish years. Dissidents languished in torture chambers. Rebels were shot in cold blood. Artists fled abroad.“It was a time of constant sorrow and fear,” the Brazilian lawyer and former justice minister José Carlos Dias said of the military dictatorship that hijacked his country in 1964 and would rule for more than two decades. &l
  • Leandro Lo: shooting death of jiu-jitsu champion shocks Brazil

    Leandro Lo: shooting death of jiu-jitsu champion shocks Brazil
    Military police officer accused of shooting Lo after an altercation at a concert was apparently a gun aficionadoDozens of kimono-clad mourners have gathered to pay tribute to the world jiu-jitsu champion Leandro Lo after he was shot dead in São Paulo in a crime that has shocked Brazil.The 33-year-old fighter, who won eight world championship titles and is considered one of the sport’s greatest ever practitioners, was pronounced dead on Sunday after being shot in the head at a nightc
  • Leandro Lo: shooting death of jiu-jitsu champion has shocked Brazil

    Leandro Lo: shooting death of jiu-jitsu champion has shocked Brazil
    Military police officer accused of shooting Lo after an altercation at a concert was apparently a gun aficionadoDozens of kimono-clad mourners have gathered to pay tribute to the world jiu-jitsu champion Leandro Lo after he was shot dead in São Paulo in a crime that has shocked Brazil.The 33-year-old fighter, who won eight world championship titles and is considered one of the sport’s greatest ever practitioners, was pronounced dead on Sunday after being shot in the head at a nightc
  • Five more people arrested in Brazil over murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

    Five more people arrested in Brazil over murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira
    A suspect already in custody likely leader of illegal fishing mafia based in Amazon region, police sayBrazilian police arrested another five people in connection with the murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira on Saturday, and said one of the suspects already in custody was likely the leader of an illegal fishing mafia based in the Amazon region.Although they gave few details, police said three of those detained in operations near Brazil’
  • Brazil ‘failing to fully investigate’ Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira murders

    Brazil ‘failing to fully investigate’ Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira murders
    Rights groups accuse Brazilian government of not employing sufficient resources to examine caseLeading human rights organisations have criticised the Brazilian government for what they say is a failure to properly investigate the murders of the Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and the British journalist Dom Phillips.The two men were shot dead in June but eight organisations said that from the moment they disappeared, to the discovery of their bodies, to the indictment of three men for their mur
  • Spain reports first death in Europe related to monkeypox outbreak

    Spain reports first death in Europe related to monkeypox outbreak
    Announcement on Friday follows report hours earlier from Brazil of first such death outside AfricaSpain has reported what is thought to be Europe’s first monkeypox-related death in the current outbreak of the disease.Brazil reported earlier on Friday the first monkeypox-related death outside Africa in the current wave. Continue reading...
  • Paved highway to run through Amazon gains initial approval in Brazil

    Paved highway to run through Amazon gains initial approval in Brazil
    Fears that turning muddy route BR-319 into an all-season road will make it an artery for illegal logging and deforestationBrazil’s environmental authority has granted an initial permit to allow a major highway to be paved through the centre of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation.On the campaign trail, Brazil’s rightwing president, Jair Bolsonaro, had pledged to repave the road, called BR-319, that would connec
  • Outrage in Brazil as Jair Bolsonaro avoids five charges related to Covid response

    Outrage in Brazil as Jair Bolsonaro avoids five charges related to Covid response
    Senators call for investigation into top prosecutor after charges against president shelvedBrazilian senators are calling for an investigation into one of the country’s top prosecutors after she shelved several charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for his mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic.A damning congressional inquiry had recommended that Bolsonaro be charged with nine offences, including crimes against humanity and charlatanism, for promoting false treatments such as hydroxychlor
  • Three charged in Brazil with murder of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

    Three charged in Brazil with murder of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira
    Prosecutors say two men confessed to killing British journalist and Indigenous expert while third participatedPublic prosecutors have charged three individuals with the murder in June of the British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the remote western reaches of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.All are local riverine dwellers, and their motive was that Pereira asked Phillips to photograph them when they passed by in a boat, the statement said. The area is a hotspot f
  • Deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro – in pictures

    Deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro – in pictures
    Rio authorities have said 16 suspected criminals were killed, along with one police officer, in confrontations with police in Complexo do Alemão. A police spokesperson said the raid targeted a criminal group that stole cars, robbed banks and invaded nearby neighbourhoods Continue reading...
  • Gilberto Gil at 80: ‘Bolsonaro has a retrograde worldview, an opposition to any advance’

    Gilberto Gil at 80: ‘Bolsonaro has a retrograde worldview, an opposition to any advance’
    As he returns to London, the city he was exiled in, Brazil’s greatest living musician – and one-time culture minister – is still full of political fire. He explains his anger, undimmed creativity, and grief for Dom Phillips and Bruno PereiraThe Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil has recorded more than 50 albums, spanning samba, rock, funk, bossa nova, reggae, forró and disco, plus the liberated sound of tropicália, the movement he helped to create in the 60s. The
  • From the archive: Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth – podcast

    From the archive: Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth – podcast
    We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2019: After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itselfArchive: Al Jazeera, AFP, The Guardian Continue reading...
  • Bolsonaro’s attack on Brazil’s electoral system sparks outrage

    Bolsonaro’s attack on Brazil’s electoral system sparks outrage
    Moves to question integrity of voting system comes amid poor polling results for far-right leader facing October electionElectoral officials and senior politicians have criticised the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, after the far-right leader called foreign diplomats to the presidential palace and made unfounded allegations about the integrity of the upcoming election.Bolsonaro told them the electronic voting system in Brazil, which has been used without controversy since 1996, was vulnerab
  • The big picture: inside a quilombo religious house in Brazil

    The big picture: inside a quilombo religious house in Brazil
    Tamara Merino’s image of a priest from the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion in a community built by formerly enslaved people has a poignant sense of nostalgia and melancholyFor three years beginning in 2014, the photographer Tamara Merino made a study of the people still living in quilombos, hinterland settlements in Brazil originally formed in the 18th and 19th centuries by people who had escaped slavery. Most of the families in these communities are direct descendants of those pe
  • Brazil’s weak response to Phillips–Pereira murders threatens Indigenous people, lawyer says

    Brazil’s weak response to Phillips–Pereira murders threatens Indigenous people, lawyer says
    Rescue mission coordinator condemns failure to arrest masterminds behind murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira The failure by Brazilian authorities to arrest the criminal masterminds behind the murders of the British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira poses a grave threat to communities in the remote Amazon region where the pair were killed in early June, according to a prominent rights lawyer.Eliesio Marubo, who helped coordinate a grassroots search-and-rescue mis
  • Brazil: killing of Lula’s party treasurer raises fears of violent runup to election

    Brazil: killing of Lula’s party treasurer raises fears of violent runup to election
    Marcelo de Arruda was shot at his birthday party by a supporter of President BolsonaroBrazilian political leaders called for calm this week after the killing of a Workers’ party member prompted fears that political violence in the polarised nation will erupt in the runup to October’s presidential election.Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the leftwing former president and Workers’ party leader who is currently leading the polls for the ballot on 2 October, sent his condolences
  • Brazil: killing of Lula’s party treasurer raises fears of violent run-up to election

    Brazil: killing of Lula’s party treasurer raises fears of violent run-up to election
    Marcelo de Arruda was shot at his birthday party by a supporter of President BolsonaroBrazilian political leaders called for calm this week after the killing of a Workers’ party member prompted fears that political violence in the polarised nation will erupt in the run-up to October’s presidential election.Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the leftwing former president and Workers’ party leader who is currently leading the polls for the ballot on 2 October, sent his condolences
  • Executive Order review – hostile environment hits Brazil in chillingly believable dystopia

    Executive Order review – hostile environment hits Brazil in chillingly believable dystopia
    Lázaro Ramos’s debut, in which a hardline government issues orders to deport Brazil’s Black population to Africa, moves from satire to survivalismA chilling believability creeps into this dystopian debut from actor-turned-director Lázaro Ramos that’s hard to shake off. It’s set sometime in the near future, where a hardline government in Brazil issues an order to deport the country’s entire Black population “back to Africa”. What’s so
  • ‘This is our backyard’: São Paulo’s concrete ‘beach’ lovers | photo essay

    ‘This is our backyard’: São Paulo’s concrete ‘beach’ lovers | photo essay
    Nicknamed after a legendary monster worm, the Minhocão viaduct highway becomes car-free at night and on weekends. Photographer Pablo Albarenga meets the people who adopted it as their parkPlanned and built during the Brazilian dictatorship, the Elevado João Goulart, a two-mile viaduct mostly known as the Minhocão, connects the centre of São Paulo with its western area. Due to its proximity to people’s homes, many complained about the rising car noise in a city w
  • ‘This is our backyard’: São Paolo’s concrete ‘beach’ lovers | photo essay

    ‘This is our backyard’: São Paolo’s concrete ‘beach’ lovers | photo essay
    Nicknamed after a legendary monster worm, the Minhocão viaduct highway becomes car-free at night and on weekends. Photographer Pablo Albarenga meets the people who adopted it as their parkPlanned and built during the Brazilian dictatorship, the Elevado João Goulart, a two-mile viaduct mostly known as the Minhocão, connects the centre of São Paulo with its western area. Due to its proximity to people’s homes, many complained about the rising car noise in a city w
  • UK supermarkets could still be buying meat linked to deforestation in Brazil, report suggests

    UK supermarkets could still be buying meat linked to deforestation in Brazil, report suggests
    At least 27,000 hectares of Cerrado have allegedly been destroyed by suppliers to major soya traders that supply UK meat industrySupermarkets and retailers have been asked to end relationships with soya traders who allegedly continue to buy soya from suppliers contributing to deforestation in Brazil.It comes as an investigation by campaign group Mighty Earth alleges that suppliers selling to leading soya traders have deforested at least 27,000 hectares (67,000 acres) across 10 farms in the Cerra
  • ‘Extinct’ parrots make a flying comeback in Brazil

    ‘Extinct’ parrots make a flying comeback in Brazil
    The Spix macaw, a bird that had once vanished in the wild, is now thriving in its South American homeland after a successful breeding programmeTwenty years ago, the future of the Spix’s macaw could not have looked bleaker. The last member of this distinctive parrot species disappeared from the wild, leaving only a few dozen birds in collectors’ cages across the globe. The prospects for Cyanopsitta spixii were grim, to say the least.But thanks to a remarkable international rescue proj
  • Man linked to killing of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira arrested over fake ID

    Man linked to killing of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira arrested over fake ID
    Rubens Villar Coelho ‘produced a fake Brazilian ID’ to investigating officer and had other aliases in Peru and ColombiaPolice have arrested a man linked to the killing of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira but officials in the Amazonian city of Manaus warned his detention has not yet produced any evidence he is implicated in the 5 June murders.Media in the area around Brazil’s border with Peru and Colombia where the couple went missi
  • Victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster to get day in UK courts

    Victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster to get day in UK courts
    Court of appeal judgment allows £5bn lawsuit against mining giant BHP by more than 200,000 victims of 2015 Mariana dam disasterMore than 200,000 victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster will have their case heard in a UK court, making it the largest group claim in English legal history.The lawsuit is against the Anglo-Australian mining company BHP – one of the biggest companies in the world – for their involvement in the collapse of the Mariana dam in 2015, which
  • UK court to hear case brought by victims of Brazil’s Mariana dam collapse

    UK court to hear case brought by victims of Brazil’s Mariana dam collapse
    Court of appeal judgment gives go-ahead to lawsuit against mining company BHP over 2015 disasterMore than 200,000 victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster will have their case heard in a UK court, making it the largest group claim in English legal history.The lawsuit is against the Anglo-Australian mining company BHP – one of the biggest companies in the world – for their involvement in the collapse of the Mariana dam in 2015, which released toxic mining waste down 400
  • £5bn lawsuit against mining giant BHP gets go-ahead in UK courts

    £5bn lawsuit against mining giant BHP gets go-ahead in UK courts
    Court of appeal judgment allows lawsuit by more than 200,000 victims of 2015 Mariana dam disasterMore than 200,000 victims of Brazil’s worst environmental disaster will have their case heard in a UK court, making it the largest group claim in English legal history.The lawsuit is against the Anglo-Australian mining company BHP – one of the biggest companies in the world – for their involvement in the collapse of the Mariana dam in 2015, which released toxic mining waste down 400
  • Brazil: Boris Johnson’s fall met with hope and humour by foes of Bolsonaro

    Brazil: Boris Johnson’s fall met with hope and humour by foes of Bolsonaro
    UK prime minister’s fellow populist is facing a tough re-election fight in October against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da SilvaTremors from the political earthquake that shook the United Kingdom have reached Brazil, where the left is hoping the demise of a British populist leader presages the downfall of their own far-right authoritarian.Boris Johnson’s political collapse was met with a mixture of hope and humour, with Ciro Gomes, one of the presidential candidates in Oc
  • Wild species support half of world’s population, report finds

    Wild species support half of world’s population, report finds
    Sustainability is key to survival of billions of people, says UN study, which notes income from wild species incentivises conservation• Patrick Vallance: ‘We need to change if we’re to survive’Wild plants, animals, fungi and algae support half of the world’s population but their future use is threatened by overexploitation, according to a new assessment by leading scientists.From the 10,000 known wild species that humans harvest for food to the firewood that one in t
  • Half of world’s population surviving on overexploited wild species, report warns

    Half of world’s population surviving on overexploited wild species, report warns
    Sustainability is key to survival of billions of people, says UN study, which notes income from wild species incentivises conservation
    • Patrick Vallance: ‘We need to change if we’re to survive’Wild plants, animals, fungi and algae support half of the world’s population but their future use is threatened by overexploitation, according to a new assessment by leading scientists.From the 10,000 known wild species that humans harvest for food to the firewood that one in
  • Brazil’s meat plants could be putting pregnant workers at risk, say health experts

    Brazil’s meat plants could be putting pregnant workers at risk, say health experts
    Rates of maternal disorders appear higher than in any other employment sector, with thousands of women suffering as meat exports hit record highsAt five months pregnant, Ivone* was cutting poultry on a conveyor belt when she started feeling ill.“I went to the locker room and took some painkillers. That’s when I started to have some strange loss of fluid,” she says. She was rushed to a hospital where she was diagnosed with an infection, and had to go on leave. Continue reading..
  • Italy’s second most wanted mobster arrives in Rome after 28 years on the run

    Italy’s second most wanted mobster arrives in Rome after 28 years on the run
    Rocco Morabito is part of the ’Ndrangheta organized crime syndicate, which does billions of euros in cocaine businessA convicted mobster who was one of Italy’s most-wanted fugitives and reputedly one of the world’s most powerful drug brokers, has arrived in Rome, following his extradition from Brazil after 28 years on the lam.Rocco Morabito held the No 2 position on the list of Italy’s most wanted and dangerous mobsters. He was convicted two decades ago in absentia of dru
  • Bruno Pereira obituary

    Bruno Pereira obituary
    Expert on the Indigenous peoples of Brazil committed to defending the traditional ways of life in the AmazonWhen Brazil’s rightwing government removed Bruno Pereira as head of the isolated Indigenous people’s division of the state agency Funai in 2019, he decided to help the traditional people help themselves.The tribes in the Javari valley along Brazil’s western border with Peru are under threat from the loggers, ranchers, prospectors and drug traffickers increasingly active i
  • ‘Set of failures’: are Peru’s gains in the drug war a loss for the Amazon?

    ‘Set of failures’: are Peru’s gains in the drug war a loss for the Amazon?
    In Vizcatán, the last redoubt of militarily active Maoist rebels Shining Path, the army is cracking down on cocaine traffickers Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Tambo River, the Valle Esmeralda counter-terrorist base is only accessible by helicopter or a very long hike. It is strategically located to have a bird’s eye view of Vizcatán, the last redoubt of the only militarily active remnants of the Shining Path, the brutal Maoist rebels who terrorized Peru in the 1980s and 9
  • Peru hails progress in Amazon war on drugs – so why is business booming?

    Peru hails progress in Amazon war on drugs – so why is business booming?
    In Vizcatán, the last redoubt of militarily active Maoist rebels Shining Path, the army is cracking down on cocaine traffickersSitting on a bluff overlooking the Tambo River, the Valle Esmeralda counter-terrorist base is only accessible by helicopter or a very long hike. It is strategically located to have a bird’s eye view of Vizcatán, the last redoubt of the only militarily active remnants of the Shining Path, the brutal Maoist rebels who terrorized Peru in the 1980s and 90
  • Great transformations: queer identities in the Amazon – in pictures

    Great transformations: queer identities in the Amazon – in pictures
    From drag performers to those transitioning, Daniel Jack Lyons collaborated with subjects from marginalised communities who were desperate to be seen Continue reading...
  • Bolsonaro’s ‘surrender of Amazon to crooks played role in murders of Phillips and Pereira’

    Bolsonaro’s ‘surrender of Amazon to crooks played role in murders of Phillips and Pereira’
    Brazilian president’s dismantlingof environmental safeguards partly to blame, says politician leading inquiryJair Bolsonaro’s demolition of Brazil’s Indigenous and environmental protection services and “surrender of the Amazon to crooks” played a direct role in the murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, the politician leading a congressional inquiry into the crime has claimed.One month after the British journalist and Brazilian Indigenous advocate were killed on
  • Amazon wild west: where drugs, fish and logging are big money but life is cheap

    Amazon wild west: where drugs, fish and logging are big money but life is cheap
    Illegal businesses form an interlocking web in the Brazilian remote region where Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, threatening Indigenous communities and local ecologyNear a sharp bend on the Itaquaí River, perched on a steep muddy bank, a lone wooden structure marks the last outpost of a fragile resistance.This is the informal checkpoint used by the Indigenous rights advocate Bruno Pereira, an isolated stilted shack he hoped could help curb the rampant organised crime which threatens the p
  • Killing, outrage … impunity: can the Amazon break its cycle of violence?

    Killing, outrage … impunity: can the Amazon break its cycle of violence?
    Before the deaths of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, Chico Mendes’ murder in 1988 andDorothy Stang’s assassination in 2005 shook BrazilBefore the world was outraged by the murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira, it was aghast at the killings of Chico Mendes and Dorothy Stang.Mendes was a rubber tapper and unionist murdered by ranchers in 1988 in the southern Amazon; 73-year-old Stang was a US nun assassinated in 2005 for standing up to illega
  • Killing and outrage: little has changed in the Amazon after years of violence

    Killing and outrage: little has changed in the Amazon after years of violence
    Before the deaths of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, Chico Mendes’ murder in 1988 andDorothy Stang’s assassination in 2005 shook Brazil Before the world was outraged by the murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira, it was aghast at the killings of Chico Mendes and Dorothy Stang.Mendes was a rubber tapper and unionist murdered by ranchers in 1988 in the southern Amazon; 73-year-old Stang was a US nun assassinated in 2005 for standing up to illeg
  • Murdered British journalist Dom Phillips laid to rest in Brazil

    Murdered British journalist Dom Phillips laid to rest in Brazil
    My brother was killed because he tried to tell the world what was happening to the rainforest, says Sian PhillipsThe British journalist Dom Phillips has been laid to rest in Brazil, exactly three weeks after he was gunned down while journeying through the Amazon with the Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.Pereira and Phillips, a longtime Guardian contributor, disappeared while travelling on the Itaquaí River on Sunday 5 June. Continue reading...

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