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Brazil

Brazil: the Carbon Credit Bonanza

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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.

São Paulo: the world’s biggest helicopter fleet

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In South America's largest city, time means money. So it's perhaps no surprise that helipads are popping up like mushrooms.

Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 3 — David vs Goliath

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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....

Brazil — Waimiri-Atroari indigenous massacre

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Thanks to Brazil's Truth Commission, hard evidence is finally emerging of one of the worst atrocities of the last 40 years

Brazil: Pixacao Sao Paulo’s Urban Calligraphy

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Brutal repression and commercial bids to co-opt them have failed. The pixadores --the city's graphic rap-artists- fight to maintain their transgressive art of tagging walls and buildings.

The new face of Latin American farming

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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.

Tapajós under attack 4: Day of Terror in Tapajós river basin

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The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large...

Brazilian shaman warns of the “falling sky”

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Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami Indian shaman, talks about “paper skins”, “xirina" ants and “Teosi" in a fascinating new book.

The two faces of Norway’s rainforest policies

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Norway gives billions to Brazil to save the rainforest. At the same time, Norsk Hydro’s operations lead to large emissions of greenhouse gases...

BRAZIL’S BLIND SPOT: RACISM AND RACIAL INEQUALITY

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Despite its multicultural image, Brazil fails to address racial inequality. Today, racial democracy is a dangerous illusion.

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