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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...

Indigenous Brazil Violated: project continues, despite Covid-19

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AHRC funded Project: “Challenges and Risks Faced by Indigenous Peoples in Today’s Brazil: Unpacking Vulnerability and Multiple Reactions" Following the original research plan, the activities...

Aid provided for Guarani-Kaiowá

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Brazilian partners in the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, led by Dr Jones Goettert, collected food and cleaning/sanitizing products and delivered them to Guarani-Kaiowá communities....

Amazonia in 5 minutes

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the first episode of a weekly podcast, “Amazonia in Five Minutes,” presented by Jessica Carey-Webb. The podcast highlights publications from Amazonia Latitude’s magazine as well as cultural tips, in a dynamic and melodic format, to the tune of local rhythms.

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...

Virtual toll of indigenous elders is destroying history

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As Covid-19 affects older people more fatally, many indigenous leaders are dying, taking with them precious knowledge

The Amazon: loggers attack environment officials

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This article was first published by Mongabay on 27 May. You can read the original here.In April an official from IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency...

The Amazon: Deregulation and deforestation fuel the pandemic

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This article was edited by LAB. The authors’ original text (in Portuguese) can be found here. The authors argue that the acceleration of Amazonian deforestation...

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...

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...

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