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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the cases of Covid-19 rise in Brazil, indigenous leaders and those who work with the many indigenous communities in the country are extremely worried about what will happen if the virus reaches the reservations....
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a weekend of measured optimism for Rio’s football (soccer) fans as all of the "big four" teams managed to either draw or win their fixtures. On Saturday, March 4th,...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is no secret that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is one of the most exploited natural environments on the planet. Over 760,000 km2 (around nineteen percent) of its total area has already been lost...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Environment Minister, Ricardo Salles, is once again in the hot seat after calling one of the country’s top environmental leaders, Chico Mendes, ‘irrelevant’ and stating that ‘he was...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since arriving in 1980 with an Honors Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas, American ecologist Douglas Trent has been fascinated by Brazil, the most bio-diverse nation on...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The announcement of the nomination of Ricardo Salles over the weekend as the new Environment Minister in the Bolsonaro Administration has led to a surge of criticism by environmentalists...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A statement made by French President before the G-20 Conference in Argentina this weekend has raised concerns in Brazil and its neighbors. President Emmanuel Macron said that the possibility...
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 – 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...

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