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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police in the state of Amazonas, in the Amazon region announced on Wednesday, that a suspect in the murder of British tourist Emma Kelty confessed to cutting her throat...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rumors of a massacre of indigenous in an isolated tribe in the heart of the Amazon forest has led the Brazilian government to launch an investigation into the actions of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian federal prosecutors in the state of Amazonas have filed a lawsuit against the country’s government asking for R$50 million in compensation and an official apology for the extermination of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two boat accidents in less than a week in the North-Northeastern region of Brazil left more than 39 people dead and dozens missing, according to Brazilian authorities. Officials say they...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Since the early hours of Sunday (July 16th), two hundred members of the Munduruku native indigenous tribe in Brazil have occupied the construction site of the São Manoel Hydroelectric Power...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Minister of Environment in Brazil, José Sarney Filho, said over the weekend that data on the Amazon region should register a decrease of deforestation in the coming months. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The oil giant of Brazil announced on Monday it will be selling one hundred percent of its participation in the Jurúa natural gas field, in the Amazon Region. The sale...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Twenty-five prisoners died on Sunday (October 16th) during a riot at the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo, in Boa Vista, in the Amazon-region state of Roraima. According to local officials,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of indigenous people from at least 22 countries around the world are gathering in the Amazon region to compete in sporting events and share part of their culture with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government investments to combat deforestation in the Amazon region steeply declined during the period between former President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva’s last term and President Dilma Rousseff’s first term...
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