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Land conflicts and destruction in the Brazilian Amazon

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This is the first of a series of articles contributed by LAB partner Agência Pública from São Paulo, Brazil. It brings together material first...

Climate Change: land use is crucial, says IPCC

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When we think of climate change, we often envision it in terms of forest clearance, shrinking ice caps, melting glaciers and rising oceans. But just as...

Migration & displacement – LAB Newsletter July 2019

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Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 31 July 2019 Migration and Displacement at crisis point In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries...

Pay-off time: Brazilian agribusiness calls in favours

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Agência Pública is a LAB partner, and provided this article for publication in English by LAB. Translation by Shanna Hanburyt The original, in Portuguese,...

Four generals, two monarchs, a judge, guns and gays: a week...

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The last few days have seen President Jair Bolsonaro begin to show his true colours as an authoritarian populist.  The ex-army captain sacked four...

Brazil guts environmental agencies, clears way for unchecked deforestation

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The Bolsonaro administration has launched policies that undermine IBAMA, Brazil’s environmental agency, and ICMBio (The Chico Mendes Institute) which protects the nation’s federal conservation...

Stinging ants: Amazon indigenous group girds itself to hold ancestral lands

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The ancestral home of the Sateré-Mawé indigenous group is the Andirá-Marau Indigenous Reserve, an officially demarcated, heavily forested region covering 780,000 hectares...

Brazil’s indigenous lands: Bolsonaro draws the battle lines

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Parintins, site of Brazil’s big annual indigenous festival, is typical of towns in the Brazilian Amazon. The Sateré, and other indigenous groups...

Brazil: map and timeline of rural massacres

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As mentioned in Sue Branford & Thais Borges' article (Brazilian Amazon, 3 massaces in 12 days)Brazil's Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) has launched a ...

Brazilian Amazon: 3 massacres in 12 days

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The Amazon has seen 3 probable massacres in 12 days — likely a record for the region — as violence has exploded...

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