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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A leading figure in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (the MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra), was assassinated last Thursday evening in the Northern state of...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Brazilian Minister of the Environment, Izabella Teixeira, reported that in the nine month period from August of 2010 to April of 2011, deforestation of the Brazilian...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – About 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of tropical forests are disappearing each year, or an area the size of the State of Alabama in the U.S., according to a UNEP report. Now...
By Mira Olson, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian government announced on August 9th that levels of deforestation of the Amazon rain forest have fallen by as much as half in the last year, compared to the...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Reports on the amount of deforestation in the Amazon read like European geography lessons. From an area the size of France or Iceland, to annual levels of 40% the size of...
By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Norwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce held a presentation last Wednesday on the US$110 million that Brazil will receive for the Amazon Fund. The funds are part of a Norwegian donation...

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