Although there have been advances on the legislative and policy front regarding women, many of the reforms exist only on paper. In fact, violence against women is actually increasing, says Tian Spain.
Brazil: the Carbon Credit Bonanza. Celestial Green Ventures, a carbon trading company based in Ireland, has been quietly signing contracts with a series of indigenous groups in the Amazon.

The Putumayo Atrocities

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The story of the near-extermination of indigenous communities in the early 1900s at the hands of the Peruvian Amazon Company.
An astonishing catalogue of images posted on social media which turn out to be crude fakes, borrowed from other events in other countries.
This is the third in a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 3. David vs Goliath one public document states that since 1995, the aluminium mining company MRN (Mineração Rio do Norte) has been transferring R$495,000 per year for the maintenance of the local unit of the Chico Mendes...
Vast tracts of land are being taken over by powerful investors, many of them from Latin America. Such is the pace, says development expert, Cristobal Kay, that the continent is being transformed before our eyes.
Main image: Community leaders, military and San Pablo municipal delegates meet. Photo: Jaskiran Kaur Chohan Just over a year ago many Colombians and observers around the world were perplexed as to how a country could vote against peace. After that night of short-lived highs and interminable lows the ‘Yes’ camp, in tears and despair, looked for ways to keep the...
In South America's largest city, time means money. So it's perhaps no surprise that helipads are popping up like mushrooms.
Thanks to Brazil's Truth Commission, hard evidence is finally emerging of one of the worst atrocities of the last 40 years
Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami Indian shaman, talks about “paper skins”, “xirina" ants and “Teosi" in a fascinating new book.

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