The death of a leading campaigner against illegal logging and three of his companions in a remote Amazonian area of Peru has led to renewed calls for more effective action against this lucrative trade.
Piquiá de Baixo is dying from the pollution the production of pig iron from the giant Carajás mine
The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.
Government reacts promptly, after social media foiled an attempt by police to frame participant in labour protest.
Reversing a long-standing pattern, migrants are coming back from São Paulo and Rio to smaller cities in Pernambuco and other north-eastern states.
Attempts to arrest former President Aristide are a ticking time bomb for Haiti’s government.
Controversial Kazak company, accused of fraud and corruption, is pressing ahead with big iron ore project in Bahia.
The new social consciousness among the region’s architects is explored in a new book by award-winning critic Justin McGuirk.
A series of powerful images portray the return to the families of victims "disappeared" during the brutal repression of the early 1980s and now forensically identified.
The Brazilian and Scottish police forces, which have both been criticised for strong arm tactics, have been exchanging ideas about providing security for mega sport events.
Rural leaders are being targeted as a result of the government's failure to clamp down on impunity in the countryside.
The extraordinary discoverey by Estela Carlotto of her grandson is breathing life into the campaign to hold to account those responsible for the appaling human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship.