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House Dems Call for Suspension of Aid if Brazilian Military Attempts Election Coup

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's far-right president, has said he may not accept the results of this October's presidential contest if he loses.

Brett Wilkins ·


'Tipping Point of No Return' Feared as Amazon Rainforest Fires Surge

"Up to now, the Biden administration has only legitimized the Brazilian government's anti-Indigenous and anti-environmental agenda," said Greenpeace USA.

Jake Johnson ·


As Investigation Continues, Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips Remembered From Brazil to Britain

"The relentless violence against environmental defenders and investigative journalists," one expert wrote of Brazil, "offers a window into the scale of environmental crime and its monumental toll on natural and human ecosystems."

Jessica Corbett ·


Poll Shows Lula With Big Lead Over Bolsonaro in Brazil's Presidential Contest

Should he face far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a head-to-head runoff as expected, leftist icon Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is expected to win by a margin of 54% to 32%.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Extremely Concerning': Indigenous Expert, British Journalist Missing in Brazil

"Journalists reporting on Indigenous issues are doing critical work, and must be able to do so without fearing for their safety," asserted one advocate.

Brett Wilkins ·


Lula Launches Campaign to Unseat Far-Right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

"Brazil will have the opportunity to decide which country it will be for the next few years, and for generations to come," said Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. "The Brazil of democracy or authoritarianism?"

Jake Johnson ·


Green Groups Blame Bolsonaro Policies as Amazon Deforestation Sets New Monthly Record

"The Bolsonaro administration is abetting deforestation and environmental crime," said one campaigner, "and what we harvest are these terrible, scary, revolting numbers."

Brett Wilkins ·


Brazil Court Deals Blow to Massive Amazon Gold Mine Project

One prosecutor called the ruling "another victory for the Indigenous and riverine people of Volta Grande do Xingu," who "know that a mining project can have devastating impacts on the region."

Brett Wilkins ·


Brazil's Lula Vows to End Illegal Mining on Indigenous Lands

"Everything this government has decreed against Indigenous peoples must be repealed immediately," the leftist presidential candidate said in a swipe at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brett Wilkins ·


'Dark Day for Democracy' in Hungary as Orbán Wins Dubious Reelection

"Right-wing nationalism and illiberalism are very alive in the heart of Europe."

Brett Wilkins ·

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