Brazil

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Photographs of uncontacted people taken in 2008 reveal a thriving, healthy community with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens. (Photo: G.Miranda/FUNAI/Survival)
Fighting back against the notion, put forth by American academics, that isolated tribes must be forced into contact with the modern world, Amazonian Indians are warning of another potential Indigenous "genocide" if such ideas come to pass. U.S. anthropologists Kim Hill, a professor at Arizona State University, and University of Missouri associate...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a Chavista rally. (Photo: Venezuela Ministry of Communication)
The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday called for an...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Bolivian President Evo Morales called on leftist governments in South America...

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With Brazil's World Cup three weeks away, up to 250,000 unsightly poor people have been driven out of their favelas; thousands of subsequently homeless people have been evicted from encampments; strikes and protests are rampant; and thousands of angry squatters remain in encampments set up to protest a country that spends $14 billion "to have a lovely World Cup and for the city to look nice, yet we still see children sleeping in the street." Street artist Paulo Ito's furious portrayal of the...