Friday, September 17, 2021
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...
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...
The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large dams, a railway, and highways, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and culturally rich regions on the planet. Those...
  Publicado originalmente em 07 de março de 2016. Na primeira de seis postagens, Sue Branford descreve uma cidade onde as promessas de um pródigo desenvolvimento têm se revelado um grande vazio. Em janeiro 2016, a jornalista britânica Sue Branford viajou ao Brasil pela Mongabay e pelo Latin America Bureau – LAB, para uma sequência de reportagens sobre a vida das comunidades...
As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.

Chile: A Cartoon History

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Re-issued for the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, this Introduction to Chile by Chris Welch follows the style of Mexican cartoonist Rius.
With forest fires in the Amazon and a terrible dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil is paying the cost of its failure to regulate properly human activities
A chapter in international solidarity with Brazil’s embattled rural poor closed on Sunday 26 November with the death of Dominican priest and lawyer, Henri des Roziers.  Henri had worked in Brazil since 1978, using his skills as a lawyer to defend rural workers’ unions and to bring to justice the landowners who ordered the killing of so many of...
Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.
The Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity and the vitality of its indigenous and riverine communities. But it is gradually being carved up by highways, hydroelectric dams and railways, built to allow agribusiness, the new powerhouse of the Brazilian economy, to export soya and other products though the Amazon River. Amazon Besieged...

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