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Eliane Brum: contemplating the Amazon, the centre of the world, through...

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In an extraordinary interview, Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum explains how language is fundamental to the life of the Amazon and its peoples

Ailton Krenak: Samba to portray our vision

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Brazilian Indigenous leader Ailton Krenak is made a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Meanwhile Samba schools at Carnival gave voice to Indigenous and Black peoples

Belo Sun Mining seeks to criminalise Amazon defenders

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The Canadian gold mining company’s criminal lawsuit attempts to silence and intimidate defenders of the Volta Grande do Xingú, including community leaders, Amazon Watch, and other environmental and human rights activists.

Carnival: Afro-Brazil meets Indigenous Amazon

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In developing its carnival theme, the Salgueiro samba school drew on the knowledge of Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa, whose visit to the Rio de Janeiro community forged a bridge between favela and forest, reviving the transgressive power of Brazil’s most popular festival.

Indigenous peoples cannot be solely responsible

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Marcos Colón argues that Indigenous peoples cannot be made solely responsible for dealing with climate change and saving our planet. All of us must share that responsibility.

Petro’s call at COP28 to defend the Amazon

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro is interviewed at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai by Sumaúma. He takes a radical stand against oil exploration and drilling, in contrast to Brazil's Lula, who has signed his country up to OPEC+

The Amazon: the Sound of the Jaguar’s Roar

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The story of Miranha and Juri, two indigenous children kidnapped from their people by German scientists 200 years ago, told in novel form by award-winning Brazilian author Micheliny Berunschk

The Amazon: protect the ‘undiscovered’ earthworks

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Yet another reason to protect the Amazon - 1000s of 'undiscovered earthworks', says David Hill. Researchers suggest hidden archaeological sites have role in Indigenous peoples’ land rights struggle

Banzeiro: the battle to reforest our worlds

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Sue Branford reviews an astonishing book by Eliane Brum, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, who says that only by 'reforesting' our world can we learn how to halt the wholesale destruction of our planet and our species

Peru: young girls chained in mining camp

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A chance discovery of a gold mining dredge in Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon led observers to a wretched miners' camp where youg girls were chained in a hut and used for sex.

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