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The final offensive against Brazil’s indigenous people

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The anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro discusses indigenous resistance in the Amazon, the indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire, and his pessimism about the climate crisis Translated by Tom...

Brazil: bonanza for timber exporters

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Forest degradation nearly doubled in the Brazilian Amazon last year, rising from 4,946 square kilometers in 2018, to 9,167 square kilometers in...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The measles from the time of my grandfather

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This article is part of the series: Dispatches from the pandemic, published on Somatosphere. Main image: CCPY doctor examines a sick Yanomami child, Balaú, Brazil....

Brazil’s Yanomami people: silence, devastation and fear

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This article was first published in Portuguese by Público. It has been translated for LAB by Theo Bradford and edited by Mike Gatehouse There was...

Quilombos at risk – will help arrive?

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The Boa Vista Quilombo in Oriximiná, Pará state, is like many Brazilian quilombola communities. Quilombolas are Afro-Brazilian runaway slave descendants, and point to centuries...

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