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Black and Indigenous Brazilian protestors halted a joint panel at the COP28 climate conference, where the mining company Vale and government representatives were talking complacently about 'energy transition'.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro is interviewed at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai by Sumaúma. He takes a radical stand against oil exploration and drilling, in contrast to Brazil's Lula, who has signed his country up to OPEC+
The story of Miranha and Juri, two indigenous children kidnapped from their people by German scientists 200 years ago, told in novel form by award-winning Brazilian author Micheliny Berunschk
Yet another reason to protect the Amazon - 1000s of 'undiscovered earthworks', says David Hill. Researchers suggest hidden archaeological sites have role in Indigenous peoples’ land rights struggle
Javier Milei's won a landslide victory in Argentina's presidential elections. He has promised to 'take a chainsaw' to the country's economy -- in dire trouble with inflation this year already at 143%. But can he convert a massive protest vote into real policies?
Sue Branford reviews an astonishing book by Eliane Brum, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, who says that only by 'reforesting' our world can we learn how to halt the wholesale destruction of our planet and our species
A chance discovery of a gold mining dredge in Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon led observers to a wretched miners' camp where youg girls were chained in a hut and used for sex.
Brazil's rural associations, media outlets and digital channels provide a platform for scientists who espouse climate misinformation.
Power and wealth in Peru reside on the coast. Poverty reins in the Andes, a problem Lima elites refer to as 'Lo Andino'. These divisions fuelled Shining Path and were behind the recent removal of Pedro Castillo from the presidency.
A moratorium on fishing the piracatinga catfish in the Brazilian Amazon was extended for the third time since its introduction in 2014. There’s now no expiry date for the ban, although the ministries of environment and fishing have a period of three years to reevaluate it. The moratorium was instituted to protect the pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), known locally as the boto.

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