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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 Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the main environmentally protected areas of Rio de Janeiro, the Parque Natural Municipal Chico Mendes (PNMCM) located in the neighborhood of Recreio dos Bandeirantes of Zona Oeste (West...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dorothy Stang, the 73-year-old American killed in the Amazon Basin in 2005, is remembered by a famous picture where she wore a shirt saying "the death of the forest is the...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amazonian environmentalists who receive death threats will be protected by the government, and if necessary, receive protection from the national armed forces. That was the decision of an emergency meeting...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Following our series of three key candidates for next year's general election, a fourth contender has emerged.  On August 15, Epoca magazine announced that former Environment Minister, Marina Silva, will also be...

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