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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 40,000 Brazilians are bringing a group-action lawsuit in the Netherlands against Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro over alleged toxic waste pollution in northern Brazil. The lawsuit has been brought by a group of communities...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the slow response to the fast-spreading contamination by COVID-19 by the governments of the countries that make up the Amazon region, an Amazon non-governmental group, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin...
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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad dominated Brazil's post-election headlines, two traditionally disenfranchised groups earned hard-fought victories on Sunday as Brazil elected its first-ever indigenous woman and transgender...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year’s elections for president, state governors and congressional representatives in Brazil shows an increase in the number of female and minority candidates. Yet despite the growing diversity, wealthy...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Tuesday, April 17th, Caixa Cultural, in Centro, opens the exhibit "Periferia da Imagem," a film festival aimed at highlighting the exclusion of minority groups in the Brazilian audiovisual industry....
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today, Saturday, April 14th, from 9AM to 5PM, the beautiful surroundings of Parque Lage in Jardim Botânico opens a free cultural event to celebrate the Dia do Índio (Indigenous People’s...
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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