Tag: Amazon Region

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Vice-President Hamilton Mourão, on February 2nd, advocated a new development model for the Amazon. Early in the evening, Mourão joined a meeting of the Judiciary Environmental Observatory, promoted by the National Council of...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the slow response to the fast-spreading contamination by COVID-19 by the governments of the countries that make up the Amazon region, an Amazon non-governmental group, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Bolsonaro government has stirred up criticism with its stance on Brazil’s indigenous communities. Many say that his administration is providing the tools for the genocide of uncontacted indigenous tribes. On Friday (October 4th) a group...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian indigenous chief, Davi Kopenawa, of the Yanomami tribe, is one of this year’s winners of the Right Livelihood Award, promoted as an "Alternative Nobel Prize". Kopenawa's Hutukara Yanomami Association is sharing the award with...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –  By 2050 more than fifty percent of the world’s population will live in water-scarce regions with almost sixty percent of freshwater flows coming from transboundary rivers, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A bill passed by the Pará State Legislative Assembly is being criticized by environmental NGOs, which call on Pará’s governor, Helder Barbalho, to veto the measure which would allegedly benefit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After gaining international fame due to his partnership with British music star Sting in the 1990’s, Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni is once again in Europe in search of investors willing...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Deforestation in the Amazon increased by 13.7 percent between August 2017 and July of 2018, the highest increase in deforestation in nine years, according to the Ministry of Environment...



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