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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After receiving heavy criticism from both Brazilian society and the international community, Brazil’s government announced on Monday it was repealing a decree which would have allowed for the exploration of...
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 – A Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of any actions which would allow for the mining and exploration of a reserve located in the Amazon rainforest yesterday (Wednesday, August 30th). The judge's...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Banana Republics are back on the rise and I'm not talking about women and men apparels or Chiquita Banana, but rather a territory sixteen times that of Central America, the Federal...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) of Rio de Janeiro celebrated their 209th anniversary earlier this week (June 13th), with announcement that visitors will be able to experience a piece of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Development Bank (BNDES) of Brazil approved on Tuesday special financing conditions for those wanting to implement renewable energy generation projects in isolated areas of the Amazon region. An auction...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On the eve of completing its five-year anniversary, Brazil’s Forest Code has barely advanced, say environmental entities. According to them deforestation increased by sixty percent between 2013 and 2016, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a report released on Monday by non-governmental organization Global Witness, Brazil ranks as the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and land activists. The NGO states...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past Sunday, June 19th, the Olympic torch traveled to the city of Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city and the capital of Amazonas state. The Olympic torch has been...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than two months after starting partial operations, the operator of Belo Monte Hydroelectric, Norte Energia, has been ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages caused to the population...
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