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Brazil using pandemic as smokescreen for new attacks on the Amazon,...

"The invaders think they can enter the indigenous reserve because of the government agenda."

Statistic of the decade: The massive deforestation of the Amazon

At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.

Monsanto wins $7.7b lawsuit in Brazil – but farmers’ fight to...

Monsanto has long had the upper hand over the farmers who use its products. But the momentum may be shifting.

Brazil announces 60-Day ban on clearing land with fire

"What we are experiencing is a genuine crisis which could become a tragedy foretold with much larger fires than the ones we are now seeing if they are not immediately halted."

Exterminating the future: World outcry grows as Brazil rapidly expands deforestation...

New government data in Brazil shows that deforestation in the Amazon has dramatically increased since the far-right former military officer Jair Bolsonaro...

‘Resisting to exist:’ Indigenous women unite against Brazil’s far-right president

“But we are strong, we are resistant. And we are here in this… the 15th encampment, to show to the government, and to all society, that we are alive, that we are resisting to exist."

Trump & Bolsonaro join forces to back regime change in Venezuela...

Both leaders criticized what they called the “fake news” and discussed increasing efforts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office.

‘This is just the beginning:’ Greenwald on rising state violence &...

"There’s a vibrant left-wing movement coalescing against this, and I have a lot of optimism about the ability to fight against this."

This city made access to food a right of citizenship

A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: End hunger.

Unprecedented new map unveils illegal mining destroying Amazon

"The scope of illegal mining in the Amazon, especially in indigenous territories and protected natural areas, has grown exponentially in recent years, with the rise in the price of gold."

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Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

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