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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An attempted mass escape of prisoners on Tuesday from a prison complex in the Amazon region left 21 persons dead including a prison guard, according to Pará state’s Department...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Environment Ministry (MMA) announced on Monday that it has asked Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) to take all legal measures necessary to stop damages being caused...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon region declined by sixteen percent between August 2016 and July 2017, according to the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), a Brazilian government agency. Nonetheless,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mining giant of Brazil, Vale, announced that it received an operating license for the exploration of the S11D iron ore mine in the Amazon state of Pará. This is...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From August 2014 until January 2015 alerts regarding deforestation in Brazil’s Amazônia region have grown by 90.5 percent in comparison to the same period in the years before. The affected...
By Stephanie Foden and Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal prosecutors are investigating seventy complaints of college courses across the country operating without authorization from the Ministry of Education (MEC). Most of the complaints were made...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Allegations of fraud continue in Brazil as some low income familes in the northern state of Pará remain without the homes they were promised after registering for the major...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A number of companies created to make use of Brazilian mining giant Vale's iron ore have shut down their operations in Carajás, home to the world’s largest iron ore...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian miner Vale suffered a series of financial setback’s last week that will significantly hit fourth quarter figures this year, the company said. The Rio-headquartered company settled two tax...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter MANAUS, BRAZIL – Italian telecom giant TIM has unveiled a new R$171 million (US$84 million) plan to bring high-speed internet to Brazil’s Amazon region, accounting for over 45 percent of the country’s territory, but...
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