Tag: Indigenous people

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a message sent Wednesday, October 20 to Democratic Representative from Georgia Hank Johnson, Forster said that the congressmen's letter "contains misinformation, distortions and untruths about Brazil that demand rectification." In over four pages,...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated on Wednesday (15) that the "ancestral right" that the indigenous people claim over the lands could lead to "losing a Germany and a Spain together" and cause "a catastrophe"...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 18% of the centers approved to provide blended learning in the classrooms and more than 70% of the institutions under distance modalities, it will take Ecuadorian schoolchildren from one to two years to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has an extensive maritime coast and about 95% of its foreign trade is conducted through waterways. In addition to strategic trade routes, highly valuable mineral deposits are located in maritime territories. According to Fleet...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) on Thursday, May 20, suspended production of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine due to a raw material shortage. Fiocruz is expecting the arrival from China of a shipment of the active...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian government is failing in its obligation to guarantee the right to health of hundreds of indigenous Peruvians of the K'ana People in the province of Espinar, who are exposed to high levels...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Only a few months have elapsed since Ecuador's balsa wood rush subsided. But the consequences of two years of frenzied extraction of this timber are visible and alarming. Demand skyrocketed because Chinese investors, encouraged by a...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Threats against indigenous people and rainforests have risen during the coronavirus pandemic as governments have rolled back social and environmental safeguards to boost economic growth, land rights activists said on...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Legal Land Program headed by the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) has allocated 3.28 million acres of federal land in Acre, Amazonas, Pará and Rondônia for land reform and...

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