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The Amazon: hunger – the invisible side of Covid-19

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This article originally appeared in Portuguese in the Portuguese newspaper O Público, on 2 April, here. The version published by Amazon Latitude, here, was translated...

Rapid deforestation may fuel pandemics

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Nearly 25,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Brazil, with 1,378 deaths as of April 15, though some experts say this is an underestimate....

São Paulo: the streets under ‘social isolation’

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(main image, above) Thursday 26 March, 1:54 pm. A homeless person lies in the entrance to one of the many banks on Rua Boa...

Brazil: local activists fill the information vacuum on Covid-19

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This article was researched and written by José Cícero da Silva for Agência Pública, LAB’s São Paulo partner Translated for LAB by Tom Gatehouse. You...

Brazil: Indigenous people in the Amazon brace for coronavirus

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This article is available on Deutsche Welle's English website. You can read the original Portuguese article here. Main image: Dr Erik Jennings (left) has been...

Brazil’s disaster movie

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Watching the Brazilian political scene is a bit like watching an old disaster movie, where a suicidal maniac has taken over the plane’s controls and put...

Brazil’s prisons: Covid-19 massacre imminent

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Open and poorly treated wounds, food waste on the cell floor, rat faeces, little ventilation, water rationing, insects everywhere. While some inmates do not even get...

Indigenous peoples: why it matters to us all if they catch...

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This article was translated for LAB by Chloe Budd. You can read the original (in Spanish) here. Main image: Raya, an old Nahua....

Brazilian Amazon: first Covid-19 case among indigenous people

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A 20-year-old Kokama indigenous woman in northern Amazonas state tested positive for the virus, according to the federal government’s body in charge of health...

Ecuador and Covid-19

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This report was prepared for LAB by Linda Etchart, author of the chapter on Indigenous People's in LAB's Voices of Latin America. Linda ...

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