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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 – Indigenous rights experts, including the United Nation Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, stated on Thursday (June 8th) that the rights of the indigenous are...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil are still trying to piece together what exactly happened in the rural area of Viana, in the Northeastern state of Maranhão on Sunday, as members of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Senate in Brazil approved on Tuesday, April 18th, the Nova Lei das Migrações (New Migration Law) which establishes rules for the entry and residence of immigrants in Brazil. Now...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is scheduled to sign a decree on Monday, April 20th, demarking three areas of land in the Northern region of Brazil as indigenous lands,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Indigenous activists have occupied a number of ranches in Mato Grosso do Sul state, located in Brazil’s Center-West region, in a long-running dispute over territory they consider their ancestral homelands....
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, STF) on Monday declared that work could resume on the controversial Belo Monte dam, overturning a lower court’s decision to suspend construction earlier this month. The...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A federal appeals court has ordered construction to stop on the controversial Belo Monte dam, citing insufficient consultation with local indigenous communities. Brazil's Regional Federal Court ruled last Tuesday that the...
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