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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A sixth satellite developed in a joint venture by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil and the China Academy of Space Technology (Cast) is undergoing testing...
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 – After almost a week of denials by both Hydro Alunorte and Para state officials, experts from Brazil’s Health Ministry confirmed that basins carrying residue deposits from a Norwegian mining operation...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The budget for Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE) has decreased by almost seventy percent in the last seven years, threatening the satellite program which monitors the deforestation of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Troops from Peru and Colombia started to arrive in the Brazilian city of Tabatinga on Sunday to join Brazilian soldiers and participate in military exercise simulations in humanitarian crises in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An American family traveling through the Amazon region was found safe on Wednesday afternoon by Brazilian authorities after being robbed by river pirates and spending two days in the jungle,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Buildings housing Brazil’s environmental agencies Ibama and ICMBio in the middle of the Amazon forest were set ablaze on Friday by miners retaliating against the confiscation of barges used for...
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...
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