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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dorothy Stang, the 73-year-old American killed in the Amazon Basin in 2005, is remembered by a famous picture where she wore a shirt saying "the death of the forest is the...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – They say that if we don't know our own history we are not only bound to repeat our mistakes, but also that someone is going to tell it and write it...
By Leo Cutting, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Michael Palin is surely one of the world’s most well-traveled television presenters, as the former Monty Python star admits, he has become famous for being “the man who’s been...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Foreign Ministry rejected a request from the Organization of American States (OAS) to halt work on its massive hydro-electric Belo Monte dam in the Amazon rainforest. Itamaraty...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The World Forum on Sustainability will be back in Brazil for its second year, bringing together the leaders of the political, commercial, and environmental entities, including speakers such as...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In the last of the three profiles of the leading presidential candidates, The Rio Times looks into the life and achievements of world-renowned environmentalist Marina Silva of Partido Verde (P.V., Green...
By Mira Olson, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian government announced on August 9th that levels of deforestation of the Amazon rain forest have fallen by as much as half in the last year, compared to the...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The government has announced plans to legislate against the growing of sugarcane for ethanol production in certain environmentally vulnerable areas across the country. The proposed bill, which will probably not land in...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Following our series of three key candidates for next year's general election, a fourth contender has emerged.  On August 15, Epoca magazine announced that former Environment Minister, Marina Silva, will also be...
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