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Uncontacted tribes could be exterminated by Covid-19

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This article was first published on 6 April 2020 by Newsweek. You can read the original article here. The COVID-19 pandemic could “wipe out”...

Brazil: bringing the Word or the Coronavirus?

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As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, with more than 300 known cases already in Brazil, and members of Pres. Jair Bolsonaro’s...

The indigenous midwives of the Amazon

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In the villages of Tabatinga, Amazonas, Ticuna midwives work according to ancestral traditions, honing their skills generation after generation. However, they remain unrecognised by the state. Translated...

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...

Pandemonium 3: resistance and recognition

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Confronted with the denial of science, racism and land-greed of the modern 'colonisers', indigenous communities decided to resist and are receiving international recognition for their work.

Pandemonium 2: forest fires and pandemic

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While the pandemic rages and Bolsonaro and his ministers ignore or belittle its effects, indigenous communities face renewed invasion by miners, loggers and land thieves who bring infection with them

The Amazon: Covid-19 exploited to get power lines built

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Plans to build a massive EHV 230 kV power line 225 kms long from Óbidos in Pará state across the Amazon river to Parintins...

Virus toll of indigenous elders is destroying history

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COVID-19 kills the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, the poor and vulnerable. It is now doing so in the Brazilian Amazon where the...

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...

Brazilian court orders 20,000 gold miners removed from Yanomami Park

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The Yanomami Park covers 37,000 square miles in the Brazilian Amazon on the Venezuelan border; it is inhabited by 27,000 Yanomami. Soaring gold prices...

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